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."
Last week was a week of meetings, discussing the plans for the record with our label, our publisher and the band. The fact that this is our third album means everyone already has a pretty good understanding of how we work and respects it. Therefore the meetings were pretty straight forward and very positive.
On Monday we moved into a converted synagogue to begin demoing. Here it is;…
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)…
Noah and the Whale are featured in the current issue of Mix Magazine over a three page spread. Check out the interview and what they had to say below:
"I think we're really capturing the essence of the record live and all of the old songs have been given a new varnish. They've been arranged more like the new songs and the set feels really fluid. I think it's the best we've ever sounded"
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.""