With a career that has stretched over seven incredible years, The Noisettes' fizzy, witty mixture of all kinds of pop, given their own exotic twist, has brought them well known chart smashes like ‘Never Forget You’ and ‘Don’t Upset the Rhythm’, while their unique command of the stage has made them festival icons from Glastonbury to V Festival. Two years on, Noisettes make their magnificent return and boy have we missed them.
Renowned for their enthralling live performances and style, their energy is reminiscent of the true, legendary artists of the past, leading to them being described “the best live band in Britain” by The Guardian last year. Shoniwa can often be seen charging in to the audience playing guitar and singing clinging to a ladder suspended from the ceiling, a nod to the circus skills she learnt in her teens. “We always go that extra mile to give the crowd a night they’ll never forget,” she says.
Itching to get back on the road and take their new album ‘Contact’ to their fans, they will be returning to some of their favourite spots throughout the country, including KOKO. Shingai says “We’re really excited because we’ve done so many huge shows in the last year and played to huge numbers of fans. What we really wanted to do, was to go back to some of the more intimate venues that we love, that we played at the beginning of our career. Favourite venues where people can see you from head to toe and see all the cables sticking out of the amps. Where people can really hear all of the dynamics.”
Having been friends for over a decade after meeting at the BRIT school, their friendship, love for performing, and diverse musical influences is what keeps them so refreshingly unique, and musically pioneering. Dan says “Me and Shingai are a great double act in the studio whether we are writing on our own or with other people. The trousers (metaphorically of course) are on a rota. Sometimes I wear them and sometimes she does and occasionally we get a leg each but mostly each of us knows when we are supposed to lead or follow and it could be at any time that we need to switch roles.”
2012 has been a monumental year for the band. Having already performed at The Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park in June, the band were also part of BT River of Music, a curtain-raiser for the Olympic Games, headlined Blissfields festival and performed at BT London Live in Hyde Park earlier this month. One thing’s for sure, fans and critics around the world have been waiting in excitement and anticipation for their return - the wait is over.
Early gig offers - enjoy a drink on our roof terrace before the support band
Becks Vier 440ml
Bulmers Cider 440ml
House Wine 175ml
Vodka & Mix (excl. Redbull)
From 7-8pm Sunday to Thursday and from 5:30-9:30pm* Fridays (ticket holders only).
*if an early show is booked on a Friday the offer runs 7-8pm only.
Curfew is 11pm.
Tickets for this show are available from the box office at the venue at face value if you pay in cash. Please note promoters may increase ticket price if purchased on the night.