With their incredible new single getting shedloads of airplay on Radio One recently, I caught up with The Noisettes front woman Shingai Shoniwa to find out what happens if you do in fact, upset the rhythm.
Hello there pretties, how are things going in your lovely world?
Great thanks, really busy!
To anyone who hasn’t heard of you yet, how would you describe your sound?
I’d say it is really exciting. God, how can I describe it? Hum, just really exciting pop music really which I really inspired by rock and roll, old jazz and old soul. It’s very entertaining.
What’s it like hearing your song on an advert?
It’s only weird when you’re out somewhere. I went to the cinema the other day with my friend and then when it comes on you just want to sink into your seat because if you’re with someone they know it’s you.
It’s really exciting though because hopefully a lot of people will see the advert and not know it’s us and then find out who we are and then maybe hear us on the radio and all the dots will join up hopefully.
Yeah! That’s what happened to me! I found it out when I’d heard it on the radio! What makes you stand out from the crowd?
We’re not trying to be anything we’re not and we’re really hard working entertainers, we’re not like a really hyped-up band that a fashion or music magazine is trying to convince everyone is absolutely perfect. So I think for us, we’re three really passionate individuals who couldn’t be more different from each other. I think a lot of bands out there all look the same and they all like the same music so they don’t always offer new things to the scene.
A lot of songs at the moment are depressing with the recession and I think now more than ever, the ‘diva’ style artists can make a return because people are being more careful with their money and not buying any old shit, you will only buy cd’s and tickets of things that you like! Hopefully all the shit will sink to the bottom and the stars will rise to the top of the galaxy.