As many sit down & complain about the lack of good music on mainstream radio, all I can tell them is have you heard the Noisettes? If not maybe you need to turn off your radio & stop limiting your mind & enjoyment of music to mainstream.
In the usual record company model of if one becomes a hit then let’s put out many more just like that one; the Noisettes came out being compared to the sound of the new era British invasion/so called blue-eyed soul of Amy Winehouse, Adele, Duffy etc. to their American counterparts like Chrisette Michele -who shares the same Def Jam label with the Noisettes. The Noisettes represent a modern day era of the global fusion between indie rock & the type of 60′s Motown style of soul music that gave us Martha & The Vandellas’ hits like “Heat Wave” , The Supremes ”Baby Love” & The Ronnetes “Be My Baby”, introducing us to a time of ladylike sex appeal in music, fashion & style that gave way to burning our bras to be free of ladylike bondage for the bell bottoms & funk of the 70′s, when we decided we wanted our fashion & music nasty in a funky way!
The Noisettes’s are in a class of their own. A perfect blend of old school throwback & future classic. A throwback to an era where the sound of Motown was the global musical sound heard around the world, inspiring a global sense of fashion, music & lifestyle, a time when we went back to the cool factor, Back to Black -a time that is FUTURISTICALLY NOW!
From the beautiful sultry voice & unabashed wikked to the infinite power style of lead singer & bassist Shingai Shoniwa, to the perfectly blended complementary musical gifts of guitarist Dan Smith and drummer Jamie Morrison, the Noisettes are truly modern day legends in the making.
The first time I saw & heard the Noisettes was at a Def Jam event in New York where they celebrated & introduced their roster of artists to industry VIP’s. It was right at the height of the media attention on Rihanna & Chris Brown & the never ending starved for attention antics of Kanye West. The biggest hype of the event was the unveiling of Kanye West’s video for “paranoid” featuring Rihanna in her usual femme fatal role, but the most memorable part of that event was when the Noisettes rocked the house & showed us all that good music still exists without all the gimmicks & Media Take Out/US Weekly coverage. As press, industry fans & gossips alike were huddled in masses around Rihanna, I was captivated by the beauty & future icon style of my Zimbabwean/England Massive sister, Shingai Elizabeth Maria Shoniwa AKA Shingai Shoniwa, AKA the baddest chic & front woman in the game! I instantly became a fan of the Noisettes & never turned back song after song, performance after performance. As Field Report put it “The Noisettes’ music is dark, dangerous and sexy as hell …”