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Beady Eye – Bring The Light

The verdict on Liam’s new band

Published on November 10th 2010.

Beady Eye – Bring The Light

The new single from Beady Eye was released on free download this morning – Liam Gallagher’s new musical venture following the demise of Oasis.

You can hear it for yourself at www.beadyeyemusic.co.uk. Here’s what two of our office reviewers thought.

Without Noel, it was assumed by many, that Oasis’ successors would be awful. This preconception might just play into Liam Gallagher’s hands, as anything remotely good will now be considered a success.

Following this chain of thought, ‘Bring the Light’ must be considered a success. Despite not being a truly brilliant song, it isn’t bad either and the over the top keyboards and the slightly repetitive chanting vocals suggest that the song will be amazing live.

I also imagine the song will be a grower. As someone who grew up with Liam Gallagher in my ear, a song so heavily relying on keyboards was a bit of a surprise, but once I have adjusted to this change I reckon I might actually like it.

Despite this, there are still some weak points. A few of the lyrics, in particular, are a bit ropey, but overall it suggests that the new band might actually be pretty good after all.


Smudge Jones

It’s a bit honky tonk actually – with a Status Quo piano riff (comparisons with Deeper and Down are inevitable...). It also sounds a bit like it’s been accidentally sped up.

Does it sound like Oasis? A bit, but nothing that Noel would have put his name to. Think b-side during the Heathen Chemistry years.

Not particularly big or clever, but it’s loud and it’s definitely rock and roll. Noel’s lyrics are clearly missed – hopefully, this isn’t a benchmark on Liam’s songwriting abilities, otherwise the album could be a proper flop.

All the usual ‘Come on, come on, come ons’ and ‘yeah yeah yeahs’ are thrown in there. It’s all a bit predictable really. No doubt it will make a nice backing track on Liam’s Pretty Green website.

So there you have it – music to buy parkas to.


Simon Binns

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