- 27 Sep 17
With the demise of Beady Eye in 2014, Liam Gallagher admitted to feeling as if he had been summarily made redundant. He was, in his own mind, a guy who fronted a band. All of a sudden he was just Liam Gallagher – a midlife readjustment that hit harder than he had anticipated.
But, just as Noel’s exit from Oasis unleashed a new chapter of creativity, freedom from frontman obligations has had a liberating impact on the now 45 year old Gallagher Jr
To proclaim As You Were an artistic re-birth would be overstating the case – this is mostly still Liam venting in that charismatic whine as guitars chug and shimmer. On the other hand, it’s a textured, engaging listen – one that knocks into a cocked fedora the dreadful Beady Eye.