Noel Gallagher disappointed John Lewis song will be “forever linked” linked to Christmas

This article was written by Andrew Doherty, a GIGsoup contributor.

The High Flying Birds frontman says his disdain for the festive period has grown after the song’s inclusion in the popular department store’s advert.

Gallagher said that he felt disappointed on Aurora’s cover version of the Oasis B-side ‘Half The World Away’ would be always associated with Christmas, a time of year that he is known not to be fond of.

The 48-year-old musician revealed his thoughts as he performed a gig for BBC Radio 2 in London.

He said: “It will forever be synonymous with Christmas from now on and, as is well known, it’s not my favourite time of year… having said that, at least it comes with a cheque, which, believe me, is highly worthwhile.”

Noel has previously expressed his ill will to Christmas, saying: “I hate the silly music on the radio, I hate the adverts, I don’t like mince pies and I hate turkey. I can’t be a—- getting involved.”

Gallagher was joined by Oasis bandmate Gem Archer, also part of Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye, as he performed hits from Oasis and the first High Flying Birds album at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Four hundred fans got to watch the gig, however, more than 50.000 applied for tickets to the exclusive show.

Gallagher will next play Royal Albert Hall on Thursday. He will embark on a UK tour next April.

Noel Gallagher disappointed John Lewis song will be "forever linked" linked to Christmas