Beady Eye have disbanded, Liam Gallagher revealed in a tweet Saturday. “Beady Eye are no longer. Thanks for all your support,” the former Oasis singer wrote. Gallagher’s fellow Oasis mate and Beady Eye guitarist Andy Bell added, “Thanks to all the Beady Eye fans. I had a blast. See you on the other side. Big Love.” A representative for the band confirmed the split with Rolling Stone.
Following the Oasis breakup in the summer of 2009, Gallagher invited Bell as well as Oasis’ guitarist Gem Archer and drummer Chris Sharrock to join him in “something new.” The band released a pair of well-regarded studio albums, 2011’s Different Gear, Still Speeding and 2013’s BE, but never reached the Britpop heights of their previous entity.
Earlier this year, Beady Eye canceled their two Coachella slots “for reasons beyond our control,” the band tweeted at the time without going into further detail. In fact, that February 28th announcement regarding Coachella was the last time Beady Eye’s social media accounts posted anything, and their official website‘s news section has been dormant since early February 2014. A month later, the band split with manager Scott Rodger. The band’s final shows together were two concerts in Japan in March 2014.
While NME writes that fans are already clamoring for an Oasis reunion following the Beady Eye split, especially with the (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? 20th anniversary reissue out, Noel Gallagher is currently working on his High Flying Birds project. That outfit will release their new LP Chasing Yesterday in March 2015. The album’s final track, “The Ballad of the Mighty I” features former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who recently brought out Noel Gallagher to perform Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” during a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.