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Noah and the Whale’s Charlie Fink announces solo album

It’s been over two years since Noah and the Whale brought their tenure as a band to an end (on April Fools Day! It still stings!). But, where we had Fred Abbott release his debut effort SERIOUS POKE, Matt Owens doing some solo work and with his band Little Mammoths, Tom Hobden joining Mumford & Sons and drummer Michael Petulla taking part in multiple projects…Charlie has been keeping busy with doing shows at The Old Vic and contributing to the soundtrack to the hit film ‘A Streetcat Named Bob’ (which was bloody brilliant!). Charlie Fink has made some great steps as a musician, and it will be fantastic to finally see him release his debut record.

COVER MY TRACKS will see Charlie Fink release his first album since 2013 with Noah and the Whale’s fourth album HEART OF NOWHERE. The album is to be released on Friday 2nd June, so not too long to wait. Then we have the theatre production at The Old Vic of the same name, which will see Charlie Fink and actress Jade Anouka take the stage from June 5th-17th. So not only is there a new album, but you can go for a night of live music pretty soon to see it performed before your very eyes.

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First track ‘Firecracker’ has been released and it sounds great. Similar to the 2015 track ‘My Heartbeat Lost It’s Rhythm’, the song has a significantly different style to the days of Noah and the Whale and their folk-rock melodies. Which is a good thing as this establishes the development in Charlie Fink’s musical production in the 10 years he has been releasing songs. While there is little known about the rest of the album, I think this will be a great release.

COVER MY TRACKS is due for release Friday 2nd June 2017 and is available through Amazon, iTunes and on www.charliefink.co (yes, that is the website. It’s not a typo!)

Written by Jonjo Cosgrove

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Charlie Fink – My Heartbeat Lost Its Rhythm

Since April Fools Day, we have all been mourning the break-up of Noah and the Whale. Since that news emerged, all the members have been continuing with new projects. Founding member Matt Owens started his own solo career, as did Fred Abbott (check out ‘Funny How Good It Feels’, a great song). Now Charlie Fink has emerged with his own debut solo song, three months after the split was announced.

Gone is the melancholic folk and new wave indie rock, instead is a more electronic and upbeat splash of vibrant sound that instantly gets you. His heartbeat may have lost rhythm, but his musical abilities surely haven’t. Give it a few listens, you shall be enjoying this one very much. Though this may not sound as grand as some of the tracks from Noah and the Whale, it does keep a distinctive tone throughout and the only real link to the band is through the vocals you hear. It is a new day, the new Charlie Fink is here!

The day Noah and the Whale split was a bad one for many fans, but it goes to show that so far we have had three solo projects that have all been exceptional so far. Though I still am eager to hear more, I still can’t help but think this could have been a direction for the band. But, Charlie has won me over.

Final rating: 8.5/10

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