Noah and the Whale discography
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.
|Album Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|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||
|Heart of Nowhere||13||62||95||18||—||—|
|"—" denotes a release that did not chart.|
|Album Title||Album details|
|iTunes Festival: London 2011|
|Noah and the Whale presents: The A Sides|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"5 Years Time"[a]||2007||7||59||72||10||Peaceful, the World
Lays Me Down
|"2 Bodies 1 Heart"||2008||—||—||—||—|
|"Shape of My Heart"||94||—||—||—|
|"Blue Skies"||2009||95||—||—||—||The First Days of Spring|
||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|
|"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not been released in that territory.|
- "5 Years Time" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 22 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.
- "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.
- "Tonight's the Kind of Night" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 14 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.
- Peak chart positions in the UK:
- For all except noted: "Noah & The Whale > UK Charts". Official Charts Company.
- For "Shape of My Heart": "New Chart Entries > May 17, 2008". Zobbel.de. 2008-05-17.
- For "Blue Skies": "New Chart Entries > September 5, 2009". Zobbel.de. 2009-09-05.
- For "Life is Life": "New Chart Entries > August 13, 2011". Zobbel.de. 2011-08-13.
- For "Waiting For My Chance to Come": "New Chart Entries > November 5, 2011". Zobbel.de. 2011-11-05.
- For "There Will Come a Time": "New Chart Entries > May 18, 2013". Zobbel.de. 2013-05-18.
- Peak positions in Australia:
- Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Noah And The Whale". Belgian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discography Noah And The Whale". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Noah And The Whale". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- "Noah and the Whale – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.
- "Certified Awards Search > Enter 'Noah and the Whale'". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- iTunes Festival: London 2011 – EP by Noah & The Whale iTunes
- Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Noah And The Whale". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- "2 Bodies 1 Heart - Single by Noah & the Whale". iTunes. Retrieved 2 April 2015.