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London, England (2003 – present)

Noisettes are a trio from London, England, formed in 2003 when Shingai Shoniwa and Dan Smith (formerly of the band SonarFly) began writing and playing more intensely than before. They met drummer Jamie Morrison in December 2003, and went straight into the studio to record their noisy and abrasive four-track debut, Three Moods of the Noisettes, which was released on Side Salad Records.

Eventually signing to Universal, their first seven singles are: IWE, Scratch Your Name, Don’t Give Up, Sister Rosetta (Capture the Spirit), The Count of Monte Christo, Wild Young Hearts and their crossover chart smash Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go).

Their debut album What’s The Time Mr Wolf? was released in 2007. Their second album, “Wild Young Hearts” was released on the 20th April 2009.

In 2009, “Don’t Upset The Rhythm” appeared in a car advert for the Mazda 2. This aided their popularity, as often seen with songs featuring in adverts. The song can now be found everywhere including the second disc of Now! 72.

The Winner Songfacts reports that Winner, the first single from their third album.will be released in the UK on July 9, 2012.


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  • jradalberto

    I loved it

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • luizpaulojp


    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bluedirts

    It's kind of baffling what happened to them when Mr. Wolf is such a fantastically creative feat.

    12 Jun 2014 Reply
  • bluedirts

    I want to feed b-sides from "What's the Time Mr. Wolf" to everyone! Wind Blows Hot Wind Blows Hot especially

    12 Jun 2014 Reply
  • gutinhoo

    when you were young cover <3

    28 Apr 2014 Reply
  • skatty_child

    IWE IWE IWE! when are my old noisettes coming back? [3]

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Fiean

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    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Protograph

    Mr. Wolf will probably be one of my favourite albums for a long time. For me, it's the harmonic richness and daring rhythms that set it apart. Only listening to their more recent material, you'd never imagine that the same band could have created something like Mind the Gap or Iwe.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • luizrubio

    IWE IWE IWE! when are my old noisettes coming back? [2]

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • PRagdoll

    "IWE IWE IWE! when are my old noisettes coming back?" I miss the Noisettes from the Mr. Wolf tour days. They're just not the same band anymore :/

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • WolfCosmic

    Nostalgic band!

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • cahm

    <3 Star!

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • thornykins

    If you have not heard "Wind Blows Hot", please do--it's my absolute favorite Noisettes song. (All the Mr. Wolf non-album tracks definitely worth checking out as well)

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • MattJones1

    IWE IWE IWE! when are my old noisettes coming back?

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • LikeACarillon

    I have a feeling CONTACT didn't do so well commercially. Time for a return to form (a la Mr Wolf days)... Jamie Morrison rejoining again? Or Shingai retooling herself as a soloist for a record or so?

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • EricValeev

    Never Forget You ♥

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • ray-oflight

    nega powerful

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • LikeACarillon

    I've been revisiting "What's The Time, Mr Wolf?" like mad these days. Wow. These songs hold up INCREDIBLY WELL several years out.

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • KsushaIgorevich

    Winner <3

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Rayydaa

    Please tell me you have heard of Paloma Faith! --->

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
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