TUNE The Noise & The Naive - Seek Solace
The Newcastle based French punk-pop duo The Noise & The Naive were formed in 2017. With acknowledged influences that include Shonen Knife, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and White Stripes, Anne (drums, lead vocals) and Pauline (guitar, backing vocals) have forged their own unique take on the Riot grrrl aesthetic and gained a reputation for fire-cracking live sets that has led to gig invitations from events such as Hit The North, Evo Emerging and Loud Women. Their abrasive yet catchy studio recordings have also been aired on BBC Introducing and BBC 6Music.
They are now set to make Noise nationwide with the late March release of their second EP, entitled ‘Inside Me Ten Thousand Men Ten Filthy Curs’. Having issued the energetic, blues-punk infused ‘Mus Musculus’ as a teaser track in early February, its follow up is the comparatively sedate and reflective ’Seek Solace’. Anne reveals that “it’s bare and crepuscular and marks a departure from our usual sound. I wrote this song after my brother chose to end his life. I used to think that every
pain should heal. I don’t believe this anymore and I accept it."
A tour to promote the EP will include a number of festival dates in the north east, although their schedule commences with a free entry release day party that is doubling up as an awareness raiser for the Tyneside based charity The Comfrey Project, which aims to improve the circumstances and wellbeing of refugees and asylum seekers.