Isn’t it so nice to be wrong sometimes? After seeing them at SXSW and Coachella back in 2007, I wrote off England’s Noisettes as a just-fine U.K. riff on the vampy, female-fronted post-punk of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Gossip, et al – with stage-prowling frontwoman Shingai Shoniwa doing her perfectly serviceable Karen O shtick for a bunch of fanboys just eager to be in such close proximity to a pretty girl.
Then, their second record, Wild Young Hearts (out Septeber 22 Stateside), hit my desk. Hello! It may be a completely calculated move to capture the retro-soul demo that’s already done so well by Duffy, Gabriella Cilmi and of course la Winehouse, but I don’t care.
I’ve been listening to the sweet shoop-shoop of “Never Forget You” all day long, and it’s made a Friday that so far forgot the TGI part much better already. Also? Want that white dress with the drippy bead-jangles, stat:
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Kris Allen’s win – biggest ‘Idol’ upset ever, or not so much?
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Beyonce’s new video for “Ego” – “Single Ladies” part deux?