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Noah and the Whale's Blog – August 2009 Archive (11)

Last Days - Message from Doug

Doug has taken to Whalemail to discuss the brand new single 'Blue Skies' and his upcoming hiatus from Noah and the Whale in order to put to use his recently obtained medical degree.



"I will miss many things, too many to itemise in even a farewell Whalemail. But I do want to say that I am exceptionally proud of my brother and his achievements, and of the things we have achieved together. And I am confident that this is really just the beginning of the band realising its potential,… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 28, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

The Guardian - Hail, Hail, Rock'n'Roll

"Loving and losing are not new subjects in music. But rarely are they captured with such poignancy as on Noah and the Whale's album."



One of the biggest UK newspapers 'The Guardian' has written this incredible review of the new album First Days of Spring from Noah and the Whale.



"Unlike many break-up records, this one does not begin with despair, but with the season of spring, when, Fink observes, there is hope "in every new seed and every flower that… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 25, 2009 at 3:49pm — No Comments

5 Star review from The Sunday Times

"All too rarely, an album arrives whose impact comes not from the clarity with which it communicates but through the sense of haunted mystification it leaves the listener with."



The Sunday Times' "On The Record" has just written this amazing 5 star review on the new Noah and the Whale album First Days or Spring naming it 'CD Of The Week.'



"There's a feature-length film to go with the CD, but this album is visual enough. It is also a masterpiece. That, at… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 25, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Word Magazine Album Review

"Charlie Fink brings it all into focus on Noah and the Whales lovelorn new album.... the title track beings with a blur of dilated strings and the words, "It's the first day of spring/and my life is starting over again"



Check out this great review by Laura Barton in the… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 19, 2009 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Black Cab Sessions



You can also check it out and leave comments over on the NoahAndTheWhale.com… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 19, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

'The First Days of Spring' Film Screenings and Release

Directed by vocalist and songwriter Charlie Fink, the film 'The First Days of Spring' will feature the album of the same name as the songs soundtrack. The film will be released in a selection of cinemas across the UK on August 31.



Film screenings featuring a Q&A session with Charlie Fink can be seen at:



Watershed, Bristol - August 30 (8.00pm)

Cornerhouse, Manchester - 31 (8.25pm)

Film Theatre, Glasgow – September 1 (8.30pm)

Showroom, Sheffield – 2… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 19, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

First Days of Spring Video Trailer

NOAH AND THE WHALE are back with their new album FIRST DAYS OF SPRING – out on October 6th (Cherrytree/Interscope)



The First Days of Spring is the follow-up to the London-based quartet’s Gold-selling 2008 debut, Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down. Uniquely, the record comes accompanied by a film, directed by the band’s Charlie Fink, which runs the length of the album. The film has an ensemble cast that stars model Daisy Lowe. Check out the trailer featuring “Blue Skies”… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 7, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

'First Days of Spring' Glowing Album Review

Right. On to the review. This is an album about a breakup, very openly and obviously. Laura Marling, ex-member of Noah and the Whale has split from singer Charlie Fink and the result, is this. Considering the youth of the pair, you would be forgiven for expecting a cliché ridden revenge album. This is most definitely not the case.



The album opens with the 7 minute long, epic title track and sets the tone wonderfully. The… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 7, 2009 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Recording The Album Video



Find more videos and pictures over on… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 7, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

'First Days of Spring' Release Date

The amazing new album from Noah and the Whale titled 'First Days Of Spring' will be released in the US on October 6th. The album will be supported by first single 'Blue Skies' and will be available from September 1st.



Look out for more Noah and the Whale news coming shortly as the band will be… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 5, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Noah and the Whale UK Tour Dates

Noah and the Whale are pleased to announce the tour dates following the release of their album 'The First Days of Spring.' The UK dates can be found below.



Head on over the the NoahandtheWhale.com website to check out the full details along with a couple of videos the band have posted up.



September

3 London ICA - SOLD OUT

4 London ICA - SOLD OUT

27 Gateshead The… Continue

Added by Noah and the Whale on August 4, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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