Noah and the Whale

On Wednesday I went to see a show by indie/anti-folk band Noah and the Whale.  Part of the band’s Club Silencio tour, the night included three short film screenings and a couple of songs from slightly underwhelming support act Jay Jay Pistolet.

Fuzzy program

The films were provided by “global short film network”, Future Shorts.  Another one of their films – The Black Hole – is currently running before features at the Cameo cinema here in Edinburgh.

The program included three films: a cute claymation piece Le Grand Sommeil, a farcical noir The Bloody Olive, and from the dark depths of 1980s New Zealand,  award winning short  The Lounge Bar (more about it here).


The main act was great.  Boppy, melodic music with plenty of handclap moments.  It wasn’t too loud either, a big plus.  In keeping with the theme of the evening  songs were performed in front of projected animations and edited archival footage.  Noah and the Whale really wear their twee-pop label with pride.

Noah and the Whale again

Noah and the Whale
Feat. Jay Jay Pistolet and films from Future Shorts

Queen’s Hall Edinburgh