You’ll have heard this fairly hip London trio, often, without realising. This is because Wild Young Hearts’ bouncy first single Upset The Rhythm is on that Mazda advert that rips off the video for The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army. And because we know you like watching TV.

It’s important you don’t hold the over-exposure against the Noisettes though, because the tune’s a banger and sets the tone for their second record which is happier, poppier and sunnier than their rocktastic debut What’s The Time Mr. Wolf.

It’s a change in direction that needed to happen, because despite lead singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwa’s striking eccentricity (Grace Jones hair, legs longer than almost every other pair of legs) and getting a song on the final episode of The Sopranos no one was bothered about the Noisettes a year ago. But for the next few months at least, they’ll be all over your ears.

Even if it’s just because to remind you of cars. Or of sitting in the cinema at 4.24pm on a Sunday afternoon waiting to watch a film that was supposed to start at 4pm and swearing that next time you’ll remember to come 15 minutes later.


Watch an interview with the band here: