NARC. COMPILATION: The Noise & The Naïve – Chihuahua | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Having only made their live debut last April, The Noise & The Naïve have rapidly become a cult favourite around Newcastle. The duo of Anne and Pauline make joyously loud, energetic and concise blasts of power-pop so direct you almost wonder why anyone else bothers.

Discussing their formation, the band tell me: “The Naive tells everyone a Shonen Knife gig at the Sage made both of us so happy that we started playing the next morning. The Noise would probably mention housewifing misery as a solid reason to start a punk rock band.”

Taken from their debut EP, Chihuahua is as good an example of their modus operandi as any, with buzzing riffs and shout-along melodies that come in at just one minute and thirty-nine seconds. As the band put it: “The Naive likes her cat very much, and that love extends to all living forms, including dogs holding paws in a magic roundabout. The Noise would rather be quoted stating that this song honours I Wanna Be Your Dog (and all bitches).” 

 


 

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