Noah and the Whale discography

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Noah and the Whale discography

Noah and the Whale
Releases
Studio albums 4
EPs 1
Singles 7

This is a discography of the English indie folk band from Twickenham, London, England Noah and the Whale which contains four studio albums, one extended play and seven singles.

After the release of a few singles, the band's debut album, entitled Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down, was released on 11 August 2008. The release made it to Number 5 on the official UK Albums Chart. Doug Fink, brother of singer, Charlie, originally played drums but left to pursue a career as a doctor. Until mid-2008, Laura Marling was a member of the band and performed with them as much as her solo touring schedule allowed. She also performed the background vocals on the band's debut album but left the band several months after its release.

From January 2009 onwards, the band started work on their second full-length LP, entitled The First Days of Spring. Along with the album release, Charlie Fink wrote and directed a film that runs the entire length of the album, also entitled The First Days of Spring. Fink decided not to feature female backing vocals on their second LP due to the painful but inspiring departure of Laura Marling to pursue a solo career. Her separation from the band did however inspire a change from their traditional sound, signaling a new direction in the band's music and lyrics. The album was released on 31 August 2009, a little over a year after their debut. Three days prior to the release Doug Fink, brother of lead singer Charlie, announced he would be leaving the band to pursue a career in medicine. At the same time Fred Abbott was brought in on second guitar/piano and Doug was temporarily replaced by former Pull Tiger Tail drummer Jack Hamson.

In January 2010, it was announced that Noah and the Whale were heading to the recording studio soon to prepare their third album, for which the band was considering the title Old Joy, however, in an interview with the website SoonerMusic.com, lead singer Charlie announced that the album would be called Last Night On Earth. On 3 December 2010 the band released a track from the upcoming album on their official website, titled "Wild Thing". The first official single from the album, "L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.", was released on 23 January 2011, peaking at number 14 in the UK Singles Chart. Last Night on Earth was released on 7 March 2011 through Mercury Records. In 2011 the song "Waiting for My Chance to Come" was used in the series finale for the UK teen drama Skins.

In January 2013, the band announced that they will be releasing a new album, entitled Heart of Nowhere on 6 May 2013.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL (Vl)
[3]
IRE
[4]
NL
[5]
US
[6]
Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down 5 32
The First Days of Spring 16 19
Last Night on Earth 8 86 57 11 89 135
  • UK: Platinum[7]
Heart of Nowhere 13 62 95 18
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Extended Plays[edit]

Album Title Album details
iTunes Festival: London 2011[8]
Noah and the Whale presents: The A Sides[9]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
AUT
[10]
BEL (Vl)
[3]
IRE
[4]
"5 Years Time"[a] 2007 7 59 72 10 Peaceful, the World
Lays Me Down
"2 Bodies 1 Heart"[11] 2008
"Shape of My Heart" 94
"Blue Skies" 2009 95 The First Days of Spring
"L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N."[b] 2011 14 54 26
  • UK: Silver[7]
Last Night on Earth
"Tonight's the Kind of Night"[c] 67 64
"Life is Life" 172
"Waiting For My Chance to Come" 185
"There Will Come a Time" 2013 168 Heart of Nowhere
"Lifetime"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not been released in that territory.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "5 Years Time" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 22 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.
  2. ^ "L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N." did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 4 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.
  3. ^ "Tonight's the Kind of Night" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 14 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peak chart positions in the UK:
  2. ^ Peak positions in Australia:
  3. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Noah And The Whale". Belgian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  4. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Noah And The Whale". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  5. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Noah And The Whale". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  6. ^ "Noah and the Whale – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Certified Awards Search > Enter 'Noah and the Whale'". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  8. ^ iTunes Festival: London 2011 – EP by Noah & The Whale iTunes
  9. ^ http://www.youngandlostclub.com/shop/index.php#s45]
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Noah And The Whale". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  11. ^ "2 Bodies 1 Heart - Single by Noah & the Whale". iTunes. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 

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