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.
“Well, this is much bigger than The Dead Baby And Fox in Rhyl isn’t it?” N&TW soundchecking.
The Royal Albert Hall, recently.
“This is another one about Laura Marling…” Charlie Fink at soundcheck.
“This is the One Direction gig, right?”
The “band room” featured a rider which included 12 dwarves, 13 vials of cocaine and 72 bottles of vitamin water chilled to room temperature.
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.
Noah & The Whale stretch their vocal chords, pre-show.
“YOU ARE AMAZING. YOU ARE THE DADDY,” Charlie gives himself a pep talk.
Suited and booted, Noah And The Whale prepare to hit the stage.
Matt Owen shows off his ‘Loch Ness Monster’ look for the big show.
Playing in front of their virtual choir and orchestra.
The Albert Hall crowd in all its glory.
Drummer Michael Petulla’s emergency drum stick doubled as a rather large paint brush.
The band included a cover of John Cale’s ‘Barracuda’ in their set and closed with their track ‘The First Days Of Spring’