Paul Weller has revealed he doesn’t yet know whether his good friend Noel Gallagher will feature on his new album after the former Oasis leader joined him in the studio for an informal jam recently.
In an interview with NME, Weller talked up Noel’s talents on drums, but hasn’t yet decided what will make the final cut on the follow-up to his Mercury-nominated ‘Wake Up The Nation‘. “If you’re referring to Phil Collins he came down and did a few tracks,” he said. “Nah, Noel just came down as a mate and jammed for a few hours as a mate. Whether he makes the album or not we’ll see. He’s a very good drummer, people don’t realise he’s a good all-round musician.”
Weller also said he believes the album is some way off completion, and expects a delay before the new year due to his touring commitments. “I haven’t finished the record, I’ve started it, done eight or nine tracks, maybe a few more than that,” he explained. “It’s going the right way, but I don’t know when I’ll finish it because I’m on tour from now to December.”
"There's elements of 'Wake Up The Nation' in the sound, but it's moved on again I think. There's a few avant-garde moments, shall I say, some sort of soundscape tracks as well and some pop sounding things as well. It's a mix, really. Just good tunes."
Paul Weller’s UK tour is due to begin in Brighton on November 23rd following a series of dates in Dublin.