Single Review – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Here’s A Candle (For Your Birthday Cake)

On the back of his second studio album with his High Flying Birds, Noel Gallagher has started to release the B-Sides from the album’s singles and ‘Here’s A Candle’ is one of those. It’s a track that sounds like a cutaway from the self titled debut album of three years ago. Everything from the count-in, the rag-time pace and the general rustic feel of the track is evocative of his earlier body of work which instrumentally and lyrically is better than this years efforts. The wiry organ and resonator sound accentuate the song’s old fashioned feel and rhythm and is a strong track for a B-Side and Noel of one of the best producers of such, but the still wonders what that lost, experimental album might have been compared to what we got this year. Given Noel’s half-arsed promotion of this album we imagine he is thinking the same thing.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995