Next Monday (7th) sees the release of Noah And The Whale’s third album ‘Last Night On Earth’. You’ve likely already heard singles ‘L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.’ and ‘Wild Thing’, but if you haven’t heard the rest of the album yet, you can click here to stream it in its entirety. Click through this gallery for more on the new album.
The band say of their new release: “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 band will be playing an instore gig at London’s Rough Trade East to celebrate the album release on Monday night. If you’d like to see them live, either get there early to secure your passes, or stop by the band’s Facebook page for your chance to win a pair of passes.
Noah And The Whale have unveiled their first post on the new website – a new video of their performance of ‘L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.’ live from RAK Studios. Click here to check it out.
We’ve rounded up a slew of Noah And The Whale’s old promo videos, which you can watch in a handy little playlist on the homepage now.
Charlie Fink told the Guardian that when writing this album, he was influenced by Lou Reed’s 1973 album ‘Berlin’: “Just people songs…I do feel that lyrically it was a leap forward for me. It was writing out of my comfort zone, writing in a new style, with new subjects.”
“It opens up a whole new world to write; once you’ve opened up the third-person narrative it means you have to rely less on your own life and it’s more fantasy and fiction,” Fink told the Guardian of the writing process for his band’s new album.
“I’ve never once played this album on my speakers at home,” Fink told the Guardian. “I listen to it on headphones. I get embarrassed playing it out loud. I find listening to my own vocals quite difficult sometimes.”
Noah And The Whale will be hitting the road in a few weeks to promote their new album. Click here to see a full listing of their tour dates, including a London show at the Roundhouse on May 16th.
If you haven’t done so already, click here to pre-order Noah And The Whale’s third album, ‘Last Night On Earth’.