ladies and gentlemen it is not footage from an episode of 'Crime Watch' but in fact it's the new video from the rather super 'Planet Earth'. The track is called 'Falling Into Love' and comes out on Young and Lost records on the 19th of April and there is a launch party at 'The Legion' in London on the 27th of April. Find out… Continue
I watch very little television but just recently my attention was drawn to a BBC2 documentary called ‘A Band For Britain’. The programme follows Sue Perkins as she attempts to breathe new life into the Dinnington Colliery Brass Band. It was quite simply one of the funniest, most moving and most affecting things I have ever seen.
I have two reasons to be particularly vulnerable to a programme like this. Firstly because on my mother’s side of my family, my great grandfather was a coal… Continue
We have some new European tour dates posted on our myspace. Take a look see if it's in a town near you.
are going extremely well in the studio, we've got seven tracks written and nearly demoed now and we're starting to wind up for the Roundhouse show in March. However despite this great mass of activities our bass player Urby Whale seems to have found his way back onto the silver screen.
A film named ‘The Scouting Book For Boys’ is released on March 19th. This is exciting for many reasons. Not only because it is an absolute corker of a film and stars, among many other great performances, the unstoppable Thomas Turgoose. It also features six Noah and the Whale songs on the soundtrack. The tracks are mostly from the first record and one b-side. Here is a trailer;
More information can be found on the film… Continue
"Second albums can be somewhat crucial, especially to a band that has already garnered some attention. Critics can speak of the “sophomore slump,” where a band with a decent debut leaves fans disappointed, be it because of too much evolution too quickly, or just a mailed in, re-hash of the original formula. Of course, sometimes bands get it right, and Noah and the Whale leaves little room for argument that they have done just that on The First Days of Spring."
First off, sorry for such a lengthy silence on this website. Amongst many new years resolutions, to be a more a devoted blogger ranks moderately high.
I haven’t much to report, I spent my Christmas making the first serious steps on the writing of the next record. I have a pretty clear idea now of what I want it to be and have about four songs that I’m very pleased with. We’re spending the next couple of months demoing in a converted synagogue.
"The First Days of Spring is a beautifully crafted emotional journey; the album is flawless—the music, lyrics, Fink’s vocal, the ordering of the tracks, and the album cover art—Noah And The Whale have created a masterpiece!"
"The title song of its current album - "The First Days of Spring" (Cherrytree), a promise of renewal based only on "hoping that one day you may come back" - the coda rang with piano chords like a buildup by Bruce Springstreen's E Street Band."
Check out the full interview online here, or in print below (click picture for larger image)…
Just a reminder to all Cherrytree Rec'ers in the NY area, this Sunday there will be a very special screening of the Noah and the Whale film "The First Days Of Spring." Head on down to Piano's bar for the screening (free entry but space is limited) which is hosted by John Norris and will feature a special Q&A following the screening. Click the banner below for a bigger version with more details!…
Head down to Space 15 Twenty in LA tonight to the screening of the Noah and the Whale film 'The First Days of Spring' featuring a live Q&A session with Charlie at the end of the film. For those that turn up, you could get lucky and win a pair of tickets to Noah and the Whale's show at The Roxy on Tuesday night! All details below:…
Paste Magazine are featuring Noah and the Whale as this weeks 'Band of the Week' on their website.
"The First Days of Spring—is not just an introduction to the album, the band's most ambitious work yet. It's the sound of Fink moving on with his life, with the emotional weight of a full orchestra pushing him forward. "It's the first day of spring," he sings, "and my life is starting over again.""