Oasis fans around the world erupted with joy today as Noel announced he'd found a recording of a track he'd thought he lost amongst a pile of unlabelled CDs.
He announced the find with a post on Twitter. He wrote: “Hey there dudes and dollies,” he tweeted. “Like the rest of the world 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 CDs I’ve got lying around in boxes at home.
“As fate would have it I have stumbled across an old demo which I thought had been lost forever.
“As far as I’m aware there is only one version of this tune ‘out there’ from an Oasis soundcheck in Hong Kong about 15 years ago?
“I’m not sure whether the soundcheck version predates the demo as I 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.
"It'll be up on the internet from midnight. The song is called 'Don't Stop'. Hope everyone is staying safe and trying to ride out the lockdown with the minimum of fuss.
"You're welcome, by the way."
The song is reminiscent of Noel's Oasis B-side tracks, with him on vocals and acoustic guitar with lead fills.
Cries from fans for an Oasis reunion were either further flamed or dampened by a tweet by his brother Liam, who said: "Oi tofu boy if your gonna release old demos make sure im singing on it and boneheads playing guitar on it if not its not worth a wank as you were (sic)".
Either Liam's saying he still wants to sing with Noel or he's simply expressing his disdain for the song. Only time will tell.