"Wild Young Hearts (Bonus Track Version)" by Noisettes on iTunes

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The Noisettes are tough to classify. The 10 tunes on Wild Young Hearts, their second release, are an infectious mash-up of disco, funk, R&B, and sharp pop. The London-based trio is led by first-rate singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwa, a diva who knows how to keep her soaring voice in check so that it serves the songs first. Her bandmates are also superb musicians who keep the rhythm front and center, which helps their genre-jumping flow smoothly and naturally from one song to the next. “Never Forget You” is a spectacular slice of string-sweetened neo soul with some old school trappings, “Don’t Upset the Rhythm” is a dance floor anthem, “Sometimes” features jazzy acoustic stylings, and “Beat of My Heart” and the title track are straight-up solid pop. The Noisettes’ ability to nail such diverse styles without lagging speaks volumes about the quality of Wild Young Hearts as well as the band’s huge potential.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Noisettes are tough to classify. The 10 tunes on Wild Young Hearts, their second release, are an infectious mash-up of disco, funk, R&B, and sharp pop. The London-based trio is led by first-rate singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwa, a diva who knows how to keep her soaring voice in check so that it serves the songs first. Her bandmates are also superb musicians who keep the rhythm front and center, which helps their genre-jumping flow smoothly and naturally from one song to the next. “Never Forget You” is a spectacular slice of string-sweetened neo soul with some old school trappings, “Don’t Upset the Rhythm” is a dance floor anthem, “Sometimes” features jazzy acoustic stylings, and “Beat of My Heart” and the title track are straight-up solid pop. The Noisettes’ ability to nail such diverse styles without lagging speaks volumes about the quality of Wild Young Hearts as well as the band’s huge potential.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

201 Ratings

FINALLY!!!!!!

Dandanb,

Yes! I've been waiting for this album, ever since Don't Upset the Rythym popped up on the UK charts. After looking into the Noisettes, I found that I loved every song I heard! This album reminds me a lot of Maroon 5's mellow but rocking album "It Won't Be Soon Before Long". Best tracks are Wild Young Hearts, Don't Upset the Rythym, Never Forget You, and Saturday Night! This band is definately one to look out for!

Awesome

NorthstarX,

This album is one of the best albums I've bought in years. If you like music you'll like Wild Young Hearts.

About Noisettes

Beginning as a ragged but energetic garage-influenced indie rock group with the ferocity of punk but with a soulful, bluesy edge and later delving into disco and unadulterated pop, the Noisettes were founded by guitarist Dan Smith and singer/bassist Shingai Shoniwa, who previously worked together in the band Sonarfly. While the pair already had a working relationship, in the spring of 2003 they began getting together to write songs, and their new project fell into place when they met drummer Jamie Morrison, whose manic approach matched Smith and Shoniwa's brash, physical style but also left room for the latter's diva-gone-wild vocals. Adopting the name the Noisettes, the trio started playing out in late 2003, and in 2004 went into the studio to record a four-song EP, The Three Moods of the Noisettes. In early 2005, the disc was released by the U.K. independent label Side Salad Records and attracted the attention of a number of well-known British acts, including Babyshambles, Bloc Party, and Muse, all of whom invited the group to tour with them.

The disc also found appreciative ears at Universal Music, which signed the Noisettes to an international deal in 2006, releasing their material through Motown/Vertigo in Europe and Mercury in the United States. The group's debut album, What's the Time Mr. Wolf?, was released in February of 2007. The band returned in March 2009 with the single "Don't Upset the Rhythm," which introduced the Noisettes' newfound pop polish and disco influences; later that spring the group's second album, Wild Young Hearts, arrived. The album was released in the U.S. that fall. Morrison left the group in early 2010; later that year, the core duo of Smith and Shoniwa issued a cover of the Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn'tve)" and a re-recorded version of "Sister Rosetta" for the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1. The Noisettes' third album, Contact, arrived in 2012, and its singles "Winner" and "That Girl" revealed the duo was moving in even more eclectic directions.

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    London, England

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