Noel Gallagher reveals he is sat on "albums and albums worth of material"
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has admitted that he has "albums and albums worth of material" that is yet to be released.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's John Wilson, as part of the station's Mastertapes series, Gallagher revealed that he's been stockpiling songs since 1993, when he began work on what would become Oasis's hugely successful debut album Definitely Maybe and has never recorded an album without having more than 30 songs available to choose from.
He said: "I've had a stockpile of songs since 1993. I've never written for a specific project, I've never been in the studio with less than 30 songs. I've just recorded an album, but I've still got another 30 songs."
He continued: "Instead of writing 15 or 16 songs for a cycle of where [Oasis] were at, we were using five, but I was still writing 15, 20 songs, so there's loads of stuff left over from those days. Albums and albums worth of material. Because you move so fast as a writer, and you can only really do ten songs on an album at a time, lots get left behind."
Gallagher will release his second solo album Chasing Yesterday in March of next year.
The album is the second the former Oasis guitarist has released under the name of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and features new single 'In The Heat Of The Moment'. You can hear that track at the bottom of the page.
The LP will feature 10 tracks on the standard edition and 13 on the deluxe edition, including a new version of 'Freaky Teeth', which Gallagher played live on his last solo tour.
Gallagher will tour the UK in March, playing five arena shows, you can find full details here.