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New Oasis Video To Premiere On Channel 4

Oasis are to release ‘The Importance of Being Idle’ as the second single from their No.1 album ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’ on August 22. The single will be the follow up to the bands recent No.1 single ‘Lyla’. Written and sung by Noel Gallagher, the single is released on Big Brother Recordings on CD, DVD and 7”. Across the formats the single will feature two brand new tracks – a Liam song, ‘Pass Me Down The Wine’ (produced and mixed by Dave Sardy) and the Gem penned, ‘The Quiet Ones’ (produced and mixed by the band). The DVD single will feature the video, the ‘making of’ documentary, as well as album and demo versions of the single.

The video for 'The Importance of Being Idle' will receive it's world premiere on Channel 4 at 7.55pm on Friday 1st July. Featuring Welsh stage genius, Rhys Ifans, fresh from an award winning performance as Peter Cook in 'Not Only, But Also', the film sees Ifans as a Billy Liar character in a 60's London setting reminiscent of such classics of British cinema as 'Up The Junction' and 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning'. Ifans plays a funeral director high kicking his way through a New Orleans style funeral procession as bemused onlookers watch the procession and demonstrates an unnerving talent for dance routines.

Oasis have just embarked on the first leg of a huge American tour that takes in such legendary venues as New York’s Madison Square Gardens, The Hollywood Bowl, Denver Red Rocks and the 19,000 capacity Boston Tweeter Centre – their biggest US show to date. They return to the UK late June to play nine huge shows kicking off at Glasgow’s Hampden Park, the tour takes in three nights at Manchester’s City of Manchester Stadium and two shows at Milton Keynes Bowl. The summer dates end on July 16th at Dublin’s Marley Park. The band will play Japan’s Summer Sonic festival in early August before coming home to headline this year’s V Festival - August 20th (Chelmsford) and August 21st (Staffordshire). Check for further information.

You can now view the video on CD Times by clicking here.

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