June 28, 2012 20:01

Noisettes announce the release of new album 'Contact'

The band's third album will be released on August 27

Noisettes announce the release of new album 'Contact'
Noisettes have announced the release of their third album, 'Contact'.

The band – who are now a duo – will put out the follow-up to 2009's 'Wild Young Hearts' on August 27.

Shingai Shoniwa and Dan Smith worked on the record in the United States with a host of songwriters, including Jean Baptise (will.i.am), as well as recording strings for the tracks 'Contact' and 'Star' at Abbey Road Studios in London. Speaking of the record, Shoniwa said:

We've been collaborating with some fantastic pop-smiths recently. We enjoyed tropical evenings in LA's infamous Westlake studios with will.i.am's songwriter Jean Baptise ('Winner', 'Never Enough'). Sometimes we'd drive off into the sunset after a session in our rental Mustang convertible and write a song or two by the highway-side with the top down, Californian style.

She added: "'Contact' for us, is like a film from beginning to end, musically, lyrically, emotionally. The album starts with a big thirty piece orchestra and ends with just Dan and I singing and just the cackling of the wood and the flames of the fire for accompaniment."

The track 'Final Call' features a guest appearance from vocalist Deborah Evans-Strickland, as featured on The Flying Lizards' 1979 single 'Money'.

The tracklisting for 'Contact' is:

'Transmission Will Start'
'I Want You Back'
'Final Call'
'Let The Music Play'
'Travelling Light'
'That Girl'
'Ragtop Car'
'Never Enough'
'Love Power'
'Nothing Is Lost'

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