Oasis' first album under the British rockers' new recording deal will land in the fourth quarter.

The awaited new set, "Dig Out Your Soul," is slated for an Oct. 6 release in the United Kingdom through their own label, Big Brother.

It will be preceded by the Noel Gallagher-penned single "The Shock Of The Lightning," which will street Sept. 29.

Recorded at Abbey Road, mixed in Los Angeles and featuring songs from all four band members, "Dig Out Your Soul" is the band's seventh studio album, and their first since "Don't Believe the Truth" opened at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart back in June 2005 with opening sales of more than 237,000 copies, according to the OCC. "Don't Believe the Truth" has sold 201,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Chief songwriter and guitarist Gallagher reckons the new album represents something of a shift in direction. "I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight," he comment in a statement issued today. "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."

On the other hand, the lead single should be immediately recognizable to Oasis' legion of fans. "If 'The Shock Of The Lightning' sounds instant and compelling to you, it's because it was written dead fast," Gallagher adds. "And recorded dead fast."

As previously reported, Oasis has expanded its partnership with Sony BMG by signing a new three-album deal with the music major. The profit-sharing agreement will find Oasis continuing to release music on its own Big Brother imprint and controlling global distribution and marketing.