Live Music Preview: Noah and the Whale @ The Fly

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By johnmcga Last edited 104 months ago
Live Music Preview: Noah and the Whale @ The Fly

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We're expecting to hear a lot from Noah and the Whale over the next few months. With a slew of festival appearances over the summer, a second album and accompanying film out at the end of August and a tour planned for later in the year, they're going all-out to impress the world with their unique brand of indie-folk.

You'll be able to judge them for yourself at an intimate gig later this month as the band play The Fly (the one on New Oxford St, not the Camden Barfly) on 28 August. They should go down well in such a small, tight venue - and it'll be an excellent chance to get a preview of their new material before the main tour later this year.Not sure what to expect? Well, last year's debut album, Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down was twee and generally upbeat, with more than enough substance lurking behind the jangly guitar and fiddle.The new stuff sounds promising too. Frontman Charlie Fink apparently found inspiration in his split from former band member Laura Marling and he's used it to good effect while managing to avoid sounding too maudlin or clichéd. Perhaps being miserable just isn't their style.Noah and the Whale play The Fly on 28 August. Tickets are a bargain £8 and as it's a diddly venue you really should book this one now. (If you miss out, you can catch them again at the decidedly less-intimate Koko later in the year.)

Last Updated 07 August 2009

JohnnyFox

They're also at the ICA on 3 and 4 September launching the new album (called First Days of Spring and released on 31 October) and the accompanying film, but the film screenings are already sold out.

John M

Hi JohnnyFox- thanks, yes, I was actually going to preview the ICA film / gig combo before I realised it was all sold out, then spotted this gig instead.

For anyone who does desperately want to see them at the ICA, it might be worth checking for returns closer to the time. Full details here.