Noah and the Whale - Last Night On Earth
NME.COM feature on Noah and the Whale - Last Night On Earth album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 15 March 2011
Leaving folk behind, Charlie and co have crafted an unironic and brilliantly optimistic path in the unlikely field of AOR
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Royal Albert Hall, London, April 16
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The Mob Club, Toronto, March 24th
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The track comes from the band's forthcoming album of the same name
Noah and the Whale - Last Night On Earth: Wikipedia Album Entry
Last Night On Earth. This is the story of last night on earth. Ten tracks to tell one, many and countless tales. Ten tracks that look through the pane, beyond reflection, into the night dark and the lives burning brightly within it. It may be their last night on earth. It may just feel that way.
Our third album is adventurous like its journey from Bethnal Green synagogue via the Thames riverbank across the Atlantic, the United States and all manner of Los Angeles neon-lighted highways. But it is unmistakably Noah and the Whale.
The tracklisting gives little away but probably hints at the record’s expansive mood. Already NATW have been excited to offer up the free-to-try Wild Thing. Please enjoy it and share it and in due course listen to its sibling songs and do the same.
Last Night On Earth is released on March 7th
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Well, he used to be somebody and now he's someone else
Took apart his old life, left it on the shelf
Sick of being someone he did not admire
Took up all his old things, set them all on fire
There's a boy with his head pressed up to the window
Of a bus headed out of town
His breath on the glass, he draws with his finger
Map of the roads they go down
Lisa likes brandy and the way it hits her lips
She's a rock 'n' roll survivor with pendulum hips
She's got deep brown eyes
That've seen it all
Time can make more rubble out of dreams than anything
In a quiet neighborhood where she's living without wings
There's eyes behind the curtains and there's ears below the floor
Cracks inside the ceiling and there's shadows at the door
Oh, well, the world never seemed bigger
Than the summer of '98
Living out in the suburbs
Plotting my escape
Looking through the photos you find in my drawer
Laughing so hard, you're rolling around on the floor
At all the bad haircuts and smoking cigarettes
A restless romantic, trying hard to impress
Well, I'm just waiting for my chance to come
Just a silhouette against the rising sun
Watch the water, watch the sky
Count the days as they go by
She looks out her window
And the stars don't feel that far away
She watches the wind blow
Blowing all her problems away
You sat with the man
Threw it all away
And you dream of the bows
They fall away