Noah and the Whale are better late than never

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FOLK pop band Noah and the Whale shot to fame with their iconic crowd pleaser LIFEGOESON, but proved they were far from being a one hit wonder when they took to the stage in Newcastle last night.

The dapper London gents, dressed in smart suits, may have taken a long time in getting to the stage – the show was originally sheduled for last year – but judging by the reaction of their fans, they were more than worth the wait.

Despite being well known for LIFEGOESON – the closing song of their main set at the 02 Academy last night, the band has actually produced three albums, the latest being Last Night on Earth, and played an excellent mix between newer and older tunes at the sold out gig.

Waiting For My Chance to Come and Give It All Back were particular crowd pleasers, and Give a Little Love was a personal highlight for me along with Blue Skies and Old Joy.

The band proved there was far more to them than the one song that propelled them into the limelight, but I can’t deny that my favourite tracks from the night were Five Years Time and that incredible LIFEGOESON.

These are a remarkable band that are bringing a bit of folk to popular music.

TEGAN CHAPMAN