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Noel Gallagher wrote third solo album

Noel Gallagher planned to launch his solo career with three new albums – but he abandoned the idea after becoming “sick” of writing new tracks.

The former Oasis guitarist hit a creative peak as he penned new songs following the band’s breakup in 2009, and announced earlier this month he is to release two albums – a solo record and a collaboration with psychedelic duo Amorphous Androgynous.

Now he’s revealed he had enough new material to put out a third record, titled The Future Of Martial Arts, but gave up the plan because he was tired of songwriting.

Gallagher tells Q magazine, “Now I’m a free agent I thought I’ve got all these songs, so I’ll make two records – but between you and me I made three, the third was going to be called The Future Of Martial Arts. I had nine great songs but had to split them up. I wanted to do some work with Amorphous Androgynous… so I made the albums concurrently. It was really exciting being that creative, but by the end I was sick of it.”