When Noel Gallagher announced a run of intimate shows across the UK the tickets disappeared in minutes. Spurring the ticket sales were vague promises of new music from the ex-Oasis frontman. This would be needed in some form as the elder Gallagher brother has toured the UK extensively in the past couple of years in support of his latest LP.
Now as a sold-out crowd turns up for tonight’s gig at the Edinburgh playhouse there’s excitement in the air as they wait to see what surprises will appear in the setlist from Noel’s anthem laden history.
Support for the Mancunian hitmaker comes from Gaz Coombes of Supergrass fame. Having released his third solo album last year “The Worlds Strongest Man” and found modest success with a collection of songs that focussed an introspective look on masculinity. Managing to perform an impressively slick set more fitting of a headliner Coombes succeeded in getting the crowd on his side early on. Accompanied by a talented backing band he managed to produce an impressive soundscape that managed to diversify it’s the tone from fuzzy basslines, to full synths and a wide selection of guitar tones.
By the end of his set, most of the seats in the venue were filled and he left to warm applause from the collected audience.