The highs, lows and infamous fall-outs and loss of band members throughout the career of Oasis have been highly documented over the years. Supersonic brings all of what makes Oasis the biggest rock n roll band in British history together to give us an intimately funny and nostalgic journey into a not so secret chronicle of the band.
Coming from the filmmakers behind the likes of Senna and Amy – including Asif Kapadia – Director Mat Whitecross had an abundance of material to work with from shaky ‘home’ footage and photographs showing Liam and Noel Gallagher as young boys, rehearsals of the band at the beginning of their career along with moments the boys shared, either loving each other or in the depths of argument all building up to their 1996 sell out gigs at Knebworth in a quirky and colourful documentary.
Supported by narration from Liam and Noel as well as their mother Peggy and the men closest to the action Manager Marcus Russell, Label boss Alan McGee and band mates Bonehead and Guigsy, all providing insightful and humorous stories of their time in the band and with the Gallagher brothers, from being chucked off a ferry to Amsterdam to why Noel walked out of the band half-way through an American Tour to shack up with some American girl he met as he couldn’t deal with the ego of Liam and the way things were panning out.
Filled with the familiar sounds of the music of Oasis, bringing bring back glorious memories to those who grew up in the 90’s with copious amounts of previously unseen amusing and splendid footage which reveals a side to Liam that is unprecedentedly kind-hearted when it unfolds that he only wants to make enough money to buy his mother a house. Whether you love or hate Oasis there is one thing we cannot deny – Oasis are undeniable one of the most important bands in history that defined a whole generation of music lovers, Supersonic is a fitting tribute.
On Sunday 2nd October, Supersonic will be broadcast nationwide, live from Manchester and will include an exclusive live Q&A with Liam Gallagher and director Mat Whitecross.
The film will be in cinemas in the UK and Ireland from 7th October and will be available exclusively to download on iTunes from 24th October and available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download from 31st October.