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Yes, lovelies, it’s Monday, and if you are like me, you would rather pull the covers over one last time before facing work deadlines and real life drudgery. Insert a collective sigh here. Well, cheer up, because Mondays on Live In Color blog are a celebration of music – the kind of beats and lyrics moving us to dance and sing along loudly!
Today we’re highlighting the the Noisettes, a British indie-rock band. What immediately resonates with me on a visceral level is seeing a beautiful brown woman, Shingai Shoniwa, singing lead. We definitely don’t encounter enough of us in rock music, despite our deep roots in this genre. Shoniwa also has such phenomenal style.
Her fashion sense is nearly as eclectic as the duo themselves who met years ago while in a music class together; their personalities are often described as opposite, but somehow her charismatic charm and his steadfast love for the blues connect in song.
For nearly seven years, they have captivated audiences, first with live performances all over the United Kingdom, and then through smash singles like “Never Forget You” (see video below) from the CD Wild Young Hearts (2009).
There is an amazing band live session on YouTube filmed at the Lightship95 in East London, too.
Have those Monday blues left yet? Rock out some more with us! We’ll chase them away.
Live In Color! – Emelda
What’s your favorite music for chasing away the Monday blues?