. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Live At Best Kept Secret Festival 2015 – June 20, 2015 – VPRO/3VOOR12
Finishing their set literally hours ago, the highlight of a great opening day at the Best Kept Secret Festival in Holland this year had to go to Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
A sold out crowd which began late in the afternoon on Saturday, Noel Gallagher ended up the day on a high note – further evidence this is turning into a great festival season in Europe.
I don’t think there is any dispute with the notion that Noel Gallagher has hit a new high via this phase of his career – it’s the next logical step in a journey that began with Oasis, but has graduated several levels above what was started two decades ago. This is assured, confident music, executed by an artist who has a clear idea of what he’s going after. As I noted after seeing his first U.S. tour, he’s enjoying what he’s doing and it shows – he’s writing solid, well-constructed music with substance – and it’s a pleasure to listen to because it’s coming from a sincere and committed place.
If you missed his U.S. appearances this past month, I would urge you to check him out next time he’s in town – he’s a must-see artist.
In the meantime, have a listen to what he did earlier today – he’s all over Europe this Summer.
Enjoy and play very loud.
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