Noisy, comprised of singer/rapper Cody, guitarist Connor, and producer-guitarist Spencer, emerged out of the seaside town, Worthing, just five months before lockdown, with big dreams and a distinctive sound. Notorious for their fusion of hooks and beats, their music takes you places you never realised you needed to go. Towards the end of 2020, they released their Debut EP I Wish I Was A…, which enables you to lose yourself amongst the very relatable lyrics and quite frankly left us wanting more.
As a nation, we are ready to get back into the wild world of music venues, longing to experience the sticky floors, sweaty walls and drunken chats once more, and this is no different for three-piece band, Noisy, who are keen to get back to making a melodic racket. Set to support Yungblud on his 2021 tour, I caught up with the boys at the studio through a fisheye lens over Zoom. Despite not being in the same room, the band’s energy is infectious, mirrored entirely throughout their music.
Their sound is unique as they portray a roulette-style genre; you never quite know what you will get with a Noisy song. Rather like a good cocktail, a combination of hip hop and drum & bass, their style is rich and glitchy and lunges from pop one minute into a hybrid indie-rock/rap-esc concoction. After asking each of them to describe their music in one word, we were left with “euphoric”, “youthful” and “energy.” Everything about Noisy is outer-worldly, with their music keeping you on your toes.
Being a new band, they have found it challenging to have had the opportunity of live shows confiscated from them so soon after entering the scene. Cody explained, “that’s kind of where we thought we would grow the most.” However, from the true spirit of their music, it is clear they collectively will not let obstacles get in the way. “Lockdown has allowed us to be quite creative; we wrote the whole next body of work or at least what we think it’s going to be.”
Lockdown has provided the band with the time to experiment in ways they maybe never would have: “we have become social media wizards.” Relieving the pressures of being on tour, eliminating time restrictions on creativity is often when the best comes out. In the face of having time to make music through lockdown, the trio is ready to get back on the road and endure new experiences to bring into their work.
Growing up in a small town with not much to do, provided Noisy with an environment of focus, allowing the boys to put the majority of their energy into creating music. “If we lived in Brighton or London, there would have been so much more to distract us.” The band perfectly represents the rebelliousness of today’s youth, drawing on the experiences of young people growing up. “Lyrically, we write about going out with our mates and, you know, regretting it in the morning.” The familiarity of their strain and ability to relate to the listener makes this band unique. They are all about going out and having a good time, making you want to leave nothing behind and just live the Noisy life. The boys’ affinity with their hometown and all that comes with it has become a pivotal part of their musical experience. “The space you’re in definitely inspires you to make stuff and usually it is a reflection of where you’re at and who you’re with.”
Having met Yungblud at the NME awards last year, the trio made a lasting impression on one of the most significant artists of the moment. Both signed to the same agent, Noisy are set to support Yungblud on his upcoming 2021 tour. After a year of no opportunities to perform live and shine in the eyes of a human audience due to Covid, Noisy are ready to get back up and running. “I feel like to get the full experience, you have to really come and see a Noisy show.” The tour is set to take place between August and October this year.
With lockdown limitations lifting and glimpses of normality being on the horizon, the band is looking forward to all that freedom can bring. When asking what we can expect from Noisy in the near future, I was met with an overly excited reply of “parties!”. The band are going to be hosting club nights to feature some of their favourite artists and share their passion for music with their fans. These will initially be hosted in Worthing and Brighton, but the trio hopes to expand countrywide. This is a sure way to experience Noisy’s infectious energy and passion for chaos.
The boys have been sat on some of their newest creations, waiting patiently to release new music, as they wanted to hold off until the live scene was back on track. “Yeah, we’ve got some big tunes to get out there.” Along with more music, we can expect a headline tour in the coming months. The opportunity to throw your hands in the air and just let go whilst listening to a Noisy track is right around the corner.