LIVE REVIEW – Noisy Headline Bodega Nottingham, UK

“This is only the beginning for Noisy”

Review by Callum Vickers

After their explosive first night gig at Colours in London, the lads from Noisy, along with London based supports Malady, made their way up to the midlands for the 2nd leg of their debut headline tour, with Nottingham venue The Bodega playing host to the night’s antics.

Comprised of singer/rapper Cody, guitarist Connor and producer-guitarist Spencer, Noisy are a band who when presented with the idea of conforming to one strict genre, politely and unanimously reply with “fuck off”. Rather than classifying their music within the restraints of genre boundaries, it’s probably more appropriate to describe their sound as an amalgamation of pop like chorus’, hip hop lyricism and drum and bass grit. 

Shot by Callum Vickers

After a gripping electronica inspired intro, the 3 lads from Worthing walked out on stage and after a brief word to the crowd, promptly jumped straight into ‘So What’, both their very first release and first track of the night. The reaction from the crowd was instantaneous as the entire room began to bounce in sync, threatening the integrity of the second floor below us. 

Having grown up heavily involved in skate culture, there is an endearing ‘don’t give a fuck’ attitude about Noisy that speaks to the youth of today, all these guys want to do is live life and have a great big party whilst doing so, this love of the weekend and the good times associated with it comes across so strongly when the band are on stage. 

I have never in my time seen a band so excited to be in front of a crowd… That may be attributed in part, to the fact that Noisy are still a relatively new band that started out around the same time that the world began to feel the full force of the Covid-19 pandemic, and so have not really had the chance to play that many live shows up until this point, and certainly haven’t had the pleasure of smashing their own headline gigs. 

Throughout the rest of the set, we were treated to not one, not two, but three unreleased tunes, the first being ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Raver’ (out 20th October), a youthful track that speaks of “getting lucky with a stranger”. The name ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Raver’ seems to me like a cheeky nod to the lad’s love for both rave culture and indie music, both of which are clear influences in the dynamic sound that Noisy create.

‘All of You’ and ‘Desire’ were the next unreleased songs to be previewed on the night. There’s currently no planned release date for these at this moment in time, however the band have said that they have plenty new music coming soon. 

It had been a rocky month or so for Noisy leading up to this string of shows, after having all their kit and equipment stolen, because of this they had to back out of supporting You Me At Six on their UK tour. Fortunately, in a series of mad events they managed to retrieve every single item that was stolen and to see them bounce back from the whole ordeal and put on a wicked show was truly a pleasure. 

You can find Noisy supporting Don Broco on their upcoming UK tour very soon, and after getting a taste of what it feels like to have a headline show, I believe this is only the beginning for Noisy. 

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