Sound: Raucous, arty London punk with lots of snappy hooks. Shingai Shinawa howls, yelps and vamps her way all over the place as she brings to mind in-your-face rockers like Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex), as well as stunning crooners like Billie Holiday.
Heavy Rotation tracks: “Bridge to Canada”; “Don’t Give Up”
Medium Rotation tracks: “Sister Rosetta (Capture the Spirit)”; “Scratch Your Name”; “The Count of Monte Christo”; “Never Fall In Love Again”
Recommended: The Noisettes rip through one striking and original hit after another with their anything-is-possible attitude…on the first half of What’s the Time Mr. Wolf? But as the album progresses, they get more experimental and end up with some odder, less tuneful tracks that lack the same impact. Regardless, The Noisettes are an exciting and promising new band.