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Thank you for the music – Noah and the Whale say goodbye

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A piece of news has made me somewhat glum today.

One of the original bands in the British folk revival scene, Noah and the Whale, have decided to call it a day.

The band made their announcement via their official Facebook page:

“Dear Friends

Noah and the Whale have decided to call it a day.

We have had an incredible eight years together and are immensely grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way.

There are too many people to mention in this short message but we would like to take this opportunity to give special thanks to all of our amazing fans, who have supported us so magnificently over the years and made everything possible.


Noah and the Whale are the reason I started listening to folk music back in 2009. They introduced me to Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn and Emmy the Great and brought two albums in to my collection which are both examples of pure lyrical and melodic perfection: ‘Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down’ (2008) and ‘The First Days of Spring’ (2009). The band later took a more alt-rock path which, whilst I still appreciated, I did prefer their earlier folk work.

‘Rocks and Daggers’ and ‘5 Years Time’ are two of my all time favourite songs.

So, Charlie and the boys – Thank you for the words, the sounds, the amazing live shows and the memories.

I’ll always be pretty happy when I’m just kicking back with you. / @noahandthewhale

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂



Written by shelleyhanveywriter

April 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm

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