Rock star Noel Gallagher has postponed the release of his experimental new album until 2013 because work on the project has ground to a halt.
The former Oasis guitarist announced last year he was launching his solo career with two new records and a world tour.
The first album, titled Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, was released in October and the follow-up, a selection of experimental, psychedelic songs with dance duo Amorphous Androgynous was due to hit stores this year.
But Gallagher has now revealed the project is on ice until he can work on it during a break from touring in July, and it's unlikely to be released until 2013.
"It's turning into a f***ing right saga at the minute," he told NME magazine. "Those boys had a deadline for it to be finished before I went on tour ... and unfortunately for them, they've only delivered a couple of tracks, and they're trying to mix it while I'm on the road ... and it's not working."We all need to be in the same room before it gets done, and whatever they've sent me, I don't like ... This, at the minute, doesn't sound like a great album ... I've got a break in the middle of this tour in July, so now the plan is to do something then, and then to finish it off after the tour. So it might come out at the end of the year, but it's more likely to be next year now."