The Noisettes – Shingai Shoniwa and Dan Smith – New Album “Contact” – Great Song: “Ragtop Car” with Mandolin
A picture with a mandolin – Dan The Mandolin Man! – shared with twitter led me to the new album by The Noisettes.
The Noisettes will release their new album Contact tomorrow on Aug. 27th. The album was available as streaming audio for the last days at graziadaily.co.uk. I think this is a great album and Shingai Shoniwa is a great singer.
I have listened to the album and was curious when I would hear the mandolin – and finally the track Ragtop Car was the song which is accompanied by Dan Smith on his mandolin.
I have found the song in the following video from a performance during the Olympics in London – the song Ragtop Car starts after 8:37 – but this complete performance was great:
Here’s another performance of the same song:
Website The Noisettes: http://www.noisettes.co.uk/
Playlist of Contact in the official youtube channel of The Noisettes:
My playlist with some other videos of Ragtop Car – The Noisettes:
Noisettes at Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/noisettes-official
Review The Noisettes, Hyde Park, London: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/the-noisettes-hyde-park-london-8009531.html
Wikipedia about The Noisettes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noisettes
Noisettes (occasionally written as NOISEttes to mark the difference in pronunciation from noisette – meaning hazelnut in French) are an English indie rock band from London, currently composed of singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwa and guitarist Dan Smith. The band first achieved commercial success and nationwide recognition with the second single of their second album, “Don’t Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go)” which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in Spring 2009.