Whether you like some good old-fashioned dance music or the sound of the ’60s, The Noisettes have something for you. The English duo of vocalist and bassist Shingai Shoniwa and guitarist Dan Smith have been around since 2003 (with a third band member, Jamie Morrison, until 2010), but it was in 2009 when their single Don’t Upset The Rhythm released that people starting taking notice.
Shoniwa’s voice is very reminiscent of Duffy and Gin Wigmore, but The Noisettes’ sound is incredibly unique. Truth be told, I don’t particularly care for Don’t Upset The Rhythm, but Never Forget You I do love.
The Noisettes are releasing their third album Contact on August 27th, and they’ve offered a pre-release bonus: a free download of their single Winner, which, with the Olympics starting tomorrow, is not only timely but also inspiring.