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Noah And The Whale, live at Royal Albert Hall

  • Noah & The Whale played one of the biggest shows of their career at London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this week. We were there backstage - here are some of the best snaps we got from the event.

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  • "Well, this is much bigger than The Dead Baby And Fox in Rhyl isn't it?" N&TW soundchecking.

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  • The Royal Albert Hall, recently.

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  • "This is another one about Laura Marling..." Charlie Fink at soundcheck.

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  • "This is the One Direction gig, right?"

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  • The "band room" featured a rider which included 12 dwarves, 13 vials of cocaine and 72 bottles of vitamin water chilled to room temperature.

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  • Charlie's 'pre gig' ritual involved sitting in a chair at a 45 degree angle and staring dead-eyed at a single light bulb on the opposite side of the room for 27 minutes non-stop.

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  • Noah & The Whale stretch their vocal chords, pre-show.

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  • "YOU ARE AMAZING. YOU ARE THE DADDY," Charlie gives himself a pep talk.

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  • Suited and booted, Noah And The Whale prepare to hit the stage.

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  • Matt Owen shows off his 'Loch Ness Monster' look for the big show.

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  • Playing in front of their virtual choir and orchestra.

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  • The Albert Hall crowd in all its glory.

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  • Drummer Michael Petulla's emergency drum stick doubled as a rather large paint brush.

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 17 Apr 2012