Noel Gallagher has been speaking out about his first ever solo single The Death of You and Me, after the demise of Oasis. Released under the name Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, the single is set to be released on Sour Mash Records on August 21st.

"My manager asked me the High Flying Birds are", said Gallagher. "They aren't anyone in particular. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is me and whoever is around at the time of whatever it is that I'm doing, a loose collective kinda thing".

The Death of You and Me marks Noel's first original material release in almost three years and comes in advance of his debut solo album, which will hit the shelves on October 14th and its follow-up, which is already recorded, will be released sometime in 2012.

The High Flying Birds will tour later this year, so expect at least one Irish show.