Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Who Built The Moon?'

8/10

Earlier this year, Noel Gallagher's little brother Liam released his debut solo album, and from the start it was clear he was looking to rekindle the magic of Oasis within its direction and sound. And since Noel began his High Flying Birds project, that has also been his disposition so far. But not one to bow to sibling rivalry, this third effort from the HFB is not only a step away from their formative sound, but one that shows incredible promise for the new project.

On both his previous records, 'Chasing Yesterday' and the self-titled debut, Noel's songwriting remained pretty consistent with that in his days in Oasis. But 'Who Built The Moon?' shows itself as a completely different animal. With an upbeat energy and vast indulgence of instrumentation and production, this new full-length is quite possibly the best we have seen from him since he began his solo ambitions.

Not only are the tracks brilliantly written and performed, but it seems that evolution has hit Noel Gallagher like a slap in the face. No longer one to be typecast to one particular sound, 'Who Built The Moon?' is an exciting and much-appreciated new adventure for the frontman, and one we can all get behind.

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