Beady Eye, the post-Oasis outfit of singer Liam Gallagher, has called it quits. Gallagher broke the news Saturday morning, tweeting simply, “Beady Eye are no longer. Thanks for all your support. LGx.”
Gallagher formed Beady Eye in 2009 alongside former Oasis guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell and drummer Chris Sharrock. (The lineup also featured ex-Kasabian bassist Jay Mehler.) Beady Eye originally came together as a direct attempt to continue the lineage of Oasis, with the members deciding they would “not quit making music together” despite Gallagher’s rather messy departure from Oasis in August 2009. They released two studio albums, 2011’s Different Gear, Still Speeding and 2013’s BE.
While Gallagher offered no reasoning behind the split, Beady Eye may have just simply petered out. Last fall, Archer suffered a skull fracture when he fell down the stairs of his home, leading to the cancellation of a string of tour dates. They returned to the UK for another series of shows earlier this year, but have remained all but inactive since a brief Japanese leg in March and Coachella in April. As NME points out, the band also split with longtime manager Scott Rodger this past January.
Gallagher himself may have other concerns to deal with, as well: He’s currently in the tale end of a nasty battle over child support with the mother of his daughter Gemma, New York Times writer Liza Ghorbani.
Below, enjoy a few selections from Beady Eye’s catalog.