Oasis have unveiled the title of their new album.

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Their hotly-anticipated seventh studio effort, Dig Out Your Soul, will be released on 6 October, and will be preceded by a new single, The Shock Of The Lightning on 29 September.

Guitarist Noel Gallagher revealed the band have taken a new direction on the album, telling NME.com: “I wanted to write music that had a groove, not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight.

“I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic, more driving. Songs that would draw you in, in a different way. Songs that you would maybe have to connect to – to feel.”

The rocker also revealed the debut single from the LP is “energetic” and was recorded in double-quick time.

He added: “If The Shock Of The Lightning sounds instant and compelling to you, it’s because it was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast.

“The Shock Of The Lightning basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy. And there’s a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best.”

Noel previously claimed he was revisiting his hedonistic youth for inspiration for the album.

The 41-year-old musician said: “I’ve been re-visiting some of my more psychedelic trips of a younger man, because I remember them all. I have been putting them to music.”