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Noah And The Whale (Formed 2006; split 2015)
Noah And The Whale are an English Rock band.
The members are Charlie Fink (Vocals, Guitar), Tom Hobden (Violin, Keys), Matt Owens (Bass), Fred Abbott (Guitar, Keys), and Michael Petulla (Drums).
Previous members of the band were Laura Marling and Doug Fink.
Music Career: "Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down" was the band's debut album, released on 11th August 2008.
On the official UK Albums Chart, the album reached number 5.
Laura Marling was included in the album, but left the band shortly after its release due to solo career.
Emmy The Great sang for band after Marling left, as well as Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club, and Lillie Flynn.
"The First Days Of Spring" was released in August 2009.
Charlie Fink directed a film that would run for the full length of the album.
Due to the 'painful' departure of Marling, no female backing vocals were included on this album.
Doug Fink decided to leave the band just days after the release of their album, to pursue a career in Medicine.
The band went on tour to support their new album, performing at the Reading & Leeds Festival in 2009.
The band released a track from their upcoming album on 3rd December 2010.
The track was "Wild Thing".
Their first official single from the new album was "L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N", which was released on 23rd January 2011, and reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.
Their new album, "Last Night On Earth", was released on 7th March 2011, through Mercury Records.
"Heart Of Nowhere" was released on 6th May 2013.
A film also accompanied it.
The band went on a tour to support their new album after its release.
It included shows in North America and Britain.
They also supported Vampire Weekend in their UK arena tour during November 2013.
Fred Abbott and Matt Owens prepare to fly solo.
Noah and the Whale guitarist Fred Abbott has unveiled a free download of his new song 'Funny How Good It Feels', ahead of the release of his debut solo album 'Serious Poke' this Summer. What more can we expect from the band members now they've gone their separate ways?
Noah and The Whale split earlier this year
'Funny How Good It Feels' is a perfect Summer anthem from London-based Fred Abbott and even features rhythm section work from his former bandmates Michael Petulla and Matt 'Urby Whale' Owens. Recorded at British Grove Studios and co-produced by Martin Hollis, 'Serious Poke' is the first solo venture to come out of the indie collective's recent split.
Continue reading: From The Ashes Of Noah And The Whale Emerges A New Solo Output
Mumford & Sons have cancelled three shows following news of Ted's medical problems.
Ted Dwayne, the bass player with huge-selling British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons, has been hospitalized with a blood clot on the brain. The band issued a statement on its website, saying, "Our friend and bandmate Ted has been feeling unwell for a few days, and yesterday he was taken to a hospital to receive emergency treatment."
"The scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that requires an operation. Ted is receiving excellent care and we are being assured that he will recover quickly from surgery," added the statement. Mumford And Sons says it will postpone its next three shows and reschedule "as soon as we can." The shows affected are Dallas, Woodlands and New Orleans. The band adds, "We're all wishing Ted a speedy recovery.We have no plans to cancel or postpone any other appearances along this current tour. We're all wishing Ted a speedy recovery."
Mumford & Songs are set to headline the Glastonbury Festival later this month, alongside Arctic Monkeys and The Rolling Stones. Ted Dwayne, who also provides backing vocals as well as drums and guitar on some tracks, is a founding member of the band which emerged out of the West London with the likes of Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale. After two selling albums they have risen to become one of the biggest bands in the world.
Continue reading: Mumford & Sons Bassist Rushed To Hospital With Blood Clot On Brain
It's fair to say that a large amount of creativity has left the music industry. Write and record an album, play a few smaller shows, release the album, begin an overoptimistic tour and start again. It gets quite tedious, doesn't it?
Luckily, there are still some bands out there who like to do things a little differently. Noah and the Whale are one of these bands. Perhaps best known for their song '5 Years Time', it's what they did next that set them apart from the pack. It would've been easy to follow up their debut album with another similar sounding record, but they embarked on releasing one of the greatest break-up albums of a generation. 'The First Days of Spring' was a big statement from Noah and the Whale, and one night spent in a Central London theatre was enough to prove they aren't done yet.
After six months away from the live arena, Noah and the Whale returned to headline the Palace Theatre the day before the release of new album 'Heart of Nowhere'. No pressure, guys. There was nothing normal about this gig; no support band, an all-seater venue, two Noah and the Whale sets and even a short film. More on that later.
Continue reading: Noah And The Whale - Palace Theatre 28 April 2013 Live Review 2013
Albums of Note... Tasked with the tricky mission of releasing an album that stood up to their back catalogue, after several years in the wilderness and a brief spell of time on the reunion circuit, Suede have finally released Bloodsports. Rather than opting for replicating one of their previous albums, they have amalgamated elements of all five of them.
They’ve not lost their distinctive, Bowie-obsessed sound and Suede will forever have one foot in the Britpop era but with Bloodsports they have achieved what few can manage: to come back after a lengthy hiatus, ties unsevered, water under the bridge and still get back to making a quality album and reclaiming their mark on the British landscape.“Bloodsports then, is exactly the album that Suede needed to make. It is loud, aggressive, uncompromising and absolutely, defiantly Suede. Nobody else could have written these songs. Suede have done the almost impossible task of simultaneously looking back at the past while planting a foot firmly into the future.”
Pitched somewhere between The Killers and the Kings of Leon, Cold War Kids have returned with much of the same kind of material that they showcased on their first album. Dear Miss Lonely Hearts is a little bit “Cold War Kids by numbers” and although they’re pretty adept at what they do, if they just stepped out of their comfort zone for a moment, they could surely achieve much greater heights.
“The album's sure fire highlight is Jailbirds, a jaunty rocker, with a fat bass line and a noisy breakdown reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age. This song offers something a little different and breaks the slight monotony of the rest of the album.”
Noah and the Whale's new single, Give It All Back, is the fifth to be taken from their third album Last Night On Earth and will be released on January 2nd, 2012. It follows on from their previous single, Waiting For My Chance To Come, which was released in September 2011. Noah and the Whale have announced a UK tour, which will start in March 2012 and continue into April.
Continue: Noah and the Whale - Give It All Back
English indie folk band Noah & the Whale's new single will be released on October 24th. Titled 'Waiting for My Chance to Come', it is the fourth single to be taken from their third studio album, 'Last Night on Earth', following 'Life Is Life'; 'Tonight's the Kind of Night' and the popular 'L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.'
Album review of 'Peaceful The World Lays Me Down' by Noah and the Whale.
Continue reading: Noah and the Whale, Peaceful The World Lays Me Down Album Review