Over the course of their three albums to date Noah And The Whale have proved to be rather fine pop chameleons. Whether it was the folk-pop of their debut, the orchestral First Days of Spring or 2010’s fuzzy yet widescreen Last Night On Earth, each have impressed in both their songcraft and adaptibility.
Which all makes album four more interesting. If the first snippet of it – which got it’s first play on Radio 1 tonight – is anything to go by it does follow on naturally from its predecessor in a way the band haven’t done before. It’s still widescreen. It still has that Tom Petty, roof down vibe.
The new album, Heart of Nowhere, was recorded to tape and like FDOS is accompanied by a short film directed by singer Charlie Fink.