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
Check out Semi Precious Weapons first music video for 'Semi Precious Weapons' below.
"We really really f****** really wanted to make a REAL NYC party video. Every band, pop star, guitar player, and girl group has made a quote
unquote Party Video. But we wanted ours to be real. So we asked DJ Jess if we could take over his "Trash" party downstairs at Webster Hall since we had played that party so many…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.
We really really f****** really wanted to make a REAL NYC party video. Every band, pop star, guitar player, and girl group has made a quote unquote Party Video. But we wanted ours to be real. So we asked DJ Jess if we could take over his "Trash" party downstairs at Webster Hall since we had played that party so many times before. And then we had our actually bff's and true fans fill the place. Lady Starlight, Darian Darling, Breedlove, Knehans, The Jocelyn, Mz Eddy, Stormy Leather and obviously… Continue
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
"Lend your eyes and ears to this film by Noah and The Whale; an album turned movie and vice versa. The film is for Noah and The Whale’s new album, The First Days of Spring. With a non-existent budget and an extremely narrow time-frame, they came up with this wonderful film that sings to anyone with a wounded heart. Free the lonely soul." -… 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."
On Monday it was announced that Hopes And Fears has been nominated for the Best British Album of 30 Years award at this year's Brit Awards. The winner will be decided by an online vote - please click here and vote for Keane. Registration is quick and easy and then you just hit the 'vote' button to make your voice…
Keane have been nominated for Brits Album of 30 Years, for their debut album Hopes and Fears, which was released on 10th May 2004.
In 2004 Island Records released the best-selling British album of the year, Hopes and Fears, garnering two Brit Awards, Q Award for Best Album of the Year and winning Tim Rice-Oxley an Ivor Novello for “Composer of the Year”. The album was also voted one of the “Best British Albums” in a Q Magazine/HMV poll in 2008, the first of two Keane albums to… Continue
Added by Keane on January 20, 2010 at 12:15pm —
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!"
"Known the world over as Lady Gaga’s DJ, Space Cowboy shares his personal history, explaining how his success — solo, and with Lady Gaga — was light years from instant, and offers sage advice for young DJs, remixers, producers, singers…this is a great personal history"
Check out the full story complete with video of Space Cowboy over on URB.com
This is a long story about how my love for Tokio Hotel came about.. Enjoy.
Once upon a time, I was at a small store that sells Mexican Magazines. Before Tokio Hotel, my favorite band was RBD. They had this magazine called "Rebelde" and I saw it at the small store, and I just knew I had to have specifically that certain one. The reason being that my idol, Anahi, was on the front cover. (…