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Noah and The Whale – New album and live shows for 2011

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Noah and The Whale – New album and live shows for 2011

With the temperature forecasted to plummet to -3 around these north western parts in the coming days, I thought today was going to be somewhat solemn…oh how wrong could I have been, my Fink and Folk- loving friends!

Noah and The Whale; the quirky, quite simply brilliant  and in my opinion most underrated band of recent times, are set to release their third album ‘Last Night on Earth‘ in March 2011. Expectation will be high for this record after the masterpiece that was debut album ‘Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down‘ (2008) and their second, perhaps more suitably somber offering,’The First Days of Spring‘ (2009).

I had the chance to review the band last year at Manchester Cathedral and it was genuinely one of the top three live shows I’ve been to. Songwriter and creative force Charlie Fink just has this charismatic authority about him, which compels you to watch and generally just marvel at the musical craftsmanship on stage. The venue also helped to make the performance feel other-worldly and that little bit special. To be honest, I get quite miffed when I hear Mumford and Sons touted as the British pioneers of the folk revival or nu-folk; I not only rate Noah and The Whale much higher, but they were also established a good two years prior to the latter. Alas, it seems such grandiose titles only apply if the person saying them just happens to prefer said band, after stumbling across them on their way out of the Radio 1 studios. But I digress…

To bookend the album’s release, the band have also announced some UK dates next Spring:

Wednesday 30th March 2011 – Deaf Institute, Manchester

Thursday 31st March 2011 – Brundenell, Leeds

Saturday 2nd April 2011 – Stereo, Glasgow

Sunday 3rd April 2011 – Whelans, Dublin

Monday 4th May 2011 – Thekla, Bristol

Tickets go on sale this Friday 26th November, 2010 via http://www.seetickets.com.

The first single from ‘Last Night on Earth‘ will be aired for the first time next week (week commencing 29th November, 2010) and I will endeavour to post a clip of the track on here.

Till then…keeeeeeeeeep Folking! 🙂

As promised – here is the link to  the new single, ‘L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N’:

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Written by shelleyhanveywriter

November 24, 2010 at 5:56 pm

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