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- Posted on Jul 20th 2011 12:08PM by Andrew Kerr
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Brother Liam's band reached the not-so-dizzying heights of No. 31 with their debut single, 'The Roller,' while second offering 'Millionaire' peaked at a lowly No. 71, positions which left Noel "shocked."
Speaking to the NME (via Contactmusic), Noel said, "Do you know what? To be quite honest, it was a bit of a wake-up call. 'Cos I was like, 'Right, well f---ing hell, maybe that's what's out there for me.' Do you know what I mean?"
Despite what the press may have thought, Beady Eye's far from spectacular chart assault left Noel worried rather than happy. He explained, "When 'The Roller' went in at 30, or whatever, I mean, a lot of people were like, 'F---ing hell, I bet you're happy with that.' And I was like, 'Not really.' I was quite shocked, I thought it would do what Oasis singles do. So obviously, someone who puts my record out has got some f---ing work to do. I was a bit like, 'Wow.'"
Noel won't have too long to wait to see if he can outshine his brother. Following weeks of speculation, it's been confirmed that Noel's first single will be 'The Death of You and Me.' Released on Aug. 21, the track is lifted from Gallagher's debut solo album, 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds,' due out on Sept. 27.