IT was the announcement Oasis fans had waited more than a decade to hear – and has fueled hopes of a long-awaited reunion.
But what can we really tell from Noel Gallagher’s shock reveal that the band will release a new track for the first time since their acrimonious split in ?
Wednesday’s news sparked hysteria among the group’s legion of die-hard followers, who have been desperate for any hint of a reunion despite the ongoing rift between Noel, , and younger brother Liam.
Earlier in the day, Liam, , dropped a hint something was coming with a cryptic 5am tweet: “Watch out, there’s an asteroid about. ”
Later guitarist Noel broke the news in detail, releasing a statement unveiling the existence of a previously lost demo recording of a track titled Don’t Stop, thought to date from around 2020.
He wrote: “I’ve had infinite time to kill lately so I thought I’d finally look and find out what was actually on the hundreds of faceless unmarked CDs I’ve got lying around at home.
“As fate would have it, I have stumbled across an old demo which I thought had been lost for ever.
“As far as I’m aware there is only one version of this tune ‘out there’, from an Oasis soundcheck in Hong Kong about years ago.
“I’m not sure whether the soundcheck version pre-dates the demo as there’s no date on the CD.
“I know some of you love this tune so we thought we’d put it’ out there ’for you to enjoy / argue over.
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