Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Noah And The Whale: Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down

Noah And The Whale
Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
Cherrytree Records [2008]

Fire Drill Review:
If you do it right there can be nothing more drawing than a good indie folk album. Noah And The Whale are up to the task and this UK group dazzles listeners with their stories and simplistic catchy harmonies. Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down features lead vocalist Charlie Fink but is also balanced with the lovely vocals of now ex-member Laura Marling who now is getting a lot of attention on her own debut record. It is too bad she did leave the band because this pairing pushes Noah And The Whale to the upper echelon of the genre - hopefully her replacement can be just as appealing!

Key Track: "5 Years Time"

Band With Similar Fire:
Neutral Milk Hotel

Official Noah And The Whale Website
Noah And The Whale MySpace

-Reviewed by Robyn Gatsby