If you were watching Noel Gallagher’s recent TV performance in which he debuted a brand new song, you might have realised he also debuted a brand new instrument in the mix. Yes, there on stage right, tucked away near the back, was a musician holding up their strange instrument to the microphone and letting it be heard by countless viewers around the world. Yes, Noel Gallagher now has a scissors player in his band.

Next month, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are set to release their third studio album, Who Built The Moon?, in just a few weeks. To help promote the upcoming record, Noel and co. decided to stop buy the BBC studios and give fans in TV world a performance of one of the forthcoming songs.

As Consequence Of Sound reports, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds appeared on Later… With Jools Holland recently to give fans a taste of the new song ‘She Taught Me How To Fly’. While the stage was set up rather typically for a Noel Gallagher gig (including the use of a Manchester City F.C. banner), it was the band’s new member, the scissor player, that attracted attention.

Yes, for some inexplicable reason, Noel Gallgher’s band now features a scissors player. While we’d like to commend the muso on their impeccable playing, we couldn’t exactly hear much. We don’t know if their contribution will be much clearer on the recorded version, but we can only hope so.

Of course, Noel’s brother Liam has been all over this performance, as you would have expected.

While we’re not 100% sure why Noel Gallagher has a scissorist in his band, some have already assumed it might have been done as a stunt to annoy his typically curmudgeonly brother. Although, there’s also every chance that Noel checked out our discussion on some of the most bizarre instruments in music and figured he could top it.

Also worth noting is the fact that The Jam’s Paul Weller and The Smiths’ Johnny Marr are noted as being guests on Noel’s new record. While we’re stoked to see what their contributions to the album sound like, we can only hope they bought their instruments somewhere a little more reputable than Officeworks.

Check out Noel Gallagher’s performance of ‘She Taught Me How To Fly’:

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