Sumptuous songs! The Brits from Noah and The Whale are on to their third CD and are increasingly revealing themselves to be the most elegant colleagues of those other alert folk-rockers Laura Manling and Mumford & Sons.
After 'Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down', their passionate debut from 2008 and the appealing 'The First Days Of Spring', they've now completed 'Last Night On Earth' (via V2). First 'L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.ON.' is certainly irresistible. Noah and the Whale apparently also sought inspiration for the new CD in Lou Reed's 'Berlin', Tom Waits' 'Bone Machine', Arthur Russell, Charles Bukowski and filmic highlights like Twin Peaks. British Q Magazine already spoke of 'utterly enchanting', and NME of 'romantic folk with an epic scope'. But, closer to home, there was recently also Jonas -Neveneffect- Geirnaert in Humo's Year-End Summaries 2010, with as concert-of-the-year: 'Noah and the Whale' in Nijmegen. Now even closer to home in the ABClub for the concert of 2011?