For better or for worse, Oasis were the band that defined a generation. The 90’s belonged to the Manchester band, and before their acrimonious split in 2009 Noel and Liam had seen each of their seven studio albums reaching number one in the UK. They had twenty-three top ten singles, with eight reaching the top spot. Their 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe was, at the time of release, the fastest selling debut album of all time, eventually going on to sell over 1o million copies world-wide. Then in 1996 they played in front of 250,000 people over two sold out nights at Knebworth. Over 2.5 million people had applied for tickets, meaning that, if they wanted, they could have played 20 sold out nights.
“The love and the vibe and the passion and the rage and the joy that are coming from the crowd, if anything, that’s what Oasis was.” – Noel Gallagher
Those numbers only tell you so much about what the band achieved in their 15 year life span. The only number that really matters in the Oasis story is two. Two brothers, who’s explosive and complex relationship became the ultimate sibling rivalry. Now Supersonic, a new documentary from Award-winning filmmaker Mat Whitecross and Academy Award-winning producer James Gay Rees (Amy), will document the bands journey; from the moment when Noel Gallagher joined his brother Liam’s band, to the release of Definitely Maybe, the historic shows at Knebworth Park and beyond.
Having been given unprecedented access to the band and never before seen archive material, Supersonic looks set to be the most candid and intimate insight into the seminal band of the 90’s.
“Oasis was definitely like a fucking Ferrari, great to look at, great to drive and it will fucking spin out of control every now and again when you go too fast.I loved every minute of it.” – Liam Gallagher
Lorton Distribution will be releasing the film in the UK this October.