Noel Gallagher has found a copy of an unreleased album he previously thought had been destroyed – in a rather surprising place.
In 2011, the former Oasis star made a space-rock album with The Future Sound of London electronic music duo Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans, recording under the name Amorphous Androgynous.
In a recent interview with comedian Matt Morgan, Gallagher, 51, said, "I did find a copy of it recently in a sock drawer." He added: "The masters have not been destroyed – but it won't be coming out any time soon."
Two songs from the unfinished Amorphous Androgynous album – The Right Stuff and The Mexican – were released on Chasing Yesterday, the 2015 second album by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, the Daily Telegraph reports.
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Another track from the abandoned project, Shoot A Hole Into The Sun, appeared as the B-side to Gallagher's 2012 single Dream On.
Gallagher has previously claimed the album was destroyed for good. "There's no bootleg because I own the master and I destroyed it," he said in 2015. "My manager's not even heard it. I wouldn't play it. It was so underwhelming to me that I never played it to anybody.
"I'm not going to put records out to please people and their imagination, then they hear it and go 'Actually, it's a bit s--t'. I know it's s--t. That's why it's not coming out, and that's the end of it."
Speaking to Morgan, however, Gallagher seemed to have changed his mind about the project. When asked what was wrong with the album, he said: "It just wasn't right for the time."
Gallagher continued: "It might be nice to go back and revisit it in years to come, because Shoot A Hole Into The Sun is f---ing great and there might be more stuff like that in there. Best to give it a bit of distance though, I think."
Will it ever see the light of day? Definitely maybe.