Liam Gallagher is not the kind of artist who was going to be stopped by the sizeable problem of not being able to play to an audience during lockdown. So when the idea of playing a playing and filming a live stream show came up, he looked at the precedent set by the Sex Pistols and The Clash and decided to hit the River Thames, armed with a boatload of attitude, a phenomenal live band (including Bonehead) and an arsenal of classic songs.
The show has been captured in full on the new live album Down By The River Thames, which will be released on May 27th via Warner Records.
Originally streamed on December 5th 2020, the show became one of the most memorable performances of the lockdown era. From iconic Oasis favourites (Supersonic, Cigarettes & Alcohol) to big hitters from his two all-conquering UK #1 solo albums (Wall of Glass, Once), Liam’s inimitable snarl boomed across the Thames and dominated London’s gloomy winter skyline. There were plenty of welcome surprises too: debut solo performances of the Oasis songs Hello, Fade Away and Headshrinker, and the first live version of All You’re Dreaming Of. Liam’s voice is absolutely on point throughout, with a full-throttle snarl of anger and attitude that doesn’t compromise any of the finesse of the studio recordings.
Liam commented, “So here it is, the gig they said we could never pull off! As we were in lockdown, bored and depressed, rock ‘n’ roll came to save the day once again. It was a top night and a top gig and it’s captured here on record for you to all enjoy.”
Down By The River Thames is now available to pre-order HERE. It will be released on orange double-vinyl, CD and digital formats.
Both Down By The River Thames and C’MON YOU KNOW are also available in a selection of value-for-money bundles. These include both albums on CD or standard vinyl; a bundle featuring the C’MON YOU KNOW cassette and the … River Thames vinyl; and the exclusive vinyl book pack of C’MON YOU KNOW with the standard … River Thames vinyl.
Liam will also release his eagerly anticipated third studio album C’MON YOU KNOW on May 27th. Previewed by Everything’s Electric, the biggest solo hit of his career so far after hitting the UK Top 20, the album is available to pre-order HERE