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We'll be first to see Liam sing with his new band

IRISH music fans will be among the first to see former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher perform with his new band.

The Herald can reveal that the controversial singer's new group, Beady Eye, will be playing the Olympia Theatre for an intimate gig with fans on Thursday, April 14.

Since his brother Noel left Oasis amid a rift between the two, Liam has since embarked on a new chapter in his musical career.

Beady Eye will release their eagerly anticipated debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding on February 28, 2011, on Beady Eye Records, featuring 13 new songs written by the band.

And Liam has chosen a number of smaller gigs to earn a following with his new group and promises to "blow people's heads off".

"Without a doubt the smaller gigs are where it's at," Liam said. "You only go to the big ones for financial reasons. But I'm looking forward to playing big, small whatever. We're rehearsing at the moment and it's going to blow people's heads off."

While he may be best known for belting out classic hits with his brother Noel, he is looking forward to showing off his new band -- but doesn't mind being compared to Oasis.

"I'm not singing any different from what I did in Oasis," he said. "It's just rock'n'roll man, like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, we haven't gone dubstep. It'll get compared to Oasis and I don't mind that.

"I feel good, I'm confident, it's a good album, good tunes I'm singing great, it's definitely not pony."

And he promises that the group is already "better... without a doubt".