Gig review: Fresh from Glastonbury, The Noisettes play Lancaster
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Students at Lancaster University Graduation ball had the privilege of experiencing The Noisettes performing fresh from the muddy fields of Glastonbury. On Monday the 27th of June graduates and friends dressed to impress and celebrated the end of their university experience in The Great Hall Complex on campus. From 9pm-3am DJ sets, including one from Radio one’s very own Greg James, live music and an hour long set from The Noisettes transformed the hall into the ultimate farewell party. The bands commercial success brought a bit of welcomed urban credibility to the countryside campus university. The intimate venue provided a real treat for the crowd who danced and sang along to the singles. Described as ‘the best live band in Britain’ by The Guardian, the energetic set did not disappoint. Eccentric front woman Shoniwa danced around the stage wearing a leotard, Madonna cones and a feathered tail/half skirt. The set made of glittered wings set her theatrical backdrop. The Noisettes are a band who clearly love performing. Their ease on stage created a relaxed atmosphere as students drifted in and out of the hall to get a drink or a pancake from the stalls outside the entrance before catching the rest of the gig. Her strong vocals (likened to Diana Ross) never faltered as she danced, played bass or used the speakers to lie down on. The students were thoughtfully wished ‘all the luck and congratulations’ by the band as the set ended on the aptly titled ‘Never Forget You’. The audience sang along while wishing each other tearful goodbyes as they left each other to start the rest of their lives. “We always go that extra mile to give the crowd a night they’ll never forget.” said Shoniwa. The leavers at Lancaster were truly left with a night to remember.