Noisettes - Wild Young HeartsThis week’s edition of Cratedigger is going to be a bit different. Instead of writing about some vinyl classic in my collection, I’m going to give you the opportunity to win some vinyl of your own. Read on to learn how you can win.

On September 22, the London-based band Noisettes will release their second album, Wild Young Hearts. The band is led by singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwa, who is joined by guitarist Dan Smith, and drummer Jamie Morrison. They formed in 2003, after attending school together, and they quickly developed a reputation for being a very rowdy live act.

The new album opens with the title track. What at first seems to be a nice little slice of retro soul/pop changes for the better when massive electric guitars enter the picture to give the song a nice punk edge. The album’s third single, and best song, “Never Forget You,” continues in the same vein. “Saturday Night” adds electro-beat and disco to the band’s blend. “Beat of My Heart” sounds like the new wave child of a shotgun marriage between Blondie and Joe Jackson, and Noisettes softer side is deployed on “Sometimes.”

But why read what I’ve got to say when you can enjoy the album for yourself. I’ve got one vinyl copy of Wild Young Hearts for a lucky reader. Here’s how it’s going to work: I’m going to ask a question. The first person to e-mail me the answer is the winner. Here’s the question:

The second single from Wild Young Hearts was used in a commercial. What is the name of the song, and what was the product?

Naturally I don’t expect you to know the answer off the top of your head, but if you’ve managed to make your way to Popdose, you’re obviously a very savvy user of the interwebs. The answer is out there, and readily accessible. A little bit of searching will reveal it. Good luck!

To learn more about Noisettes, please visit: Noisettes on MySpace

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Ken Shane

Ken Shane lives in Narragansett, R.I. He is a freelance writer and far and away the oldest Popdose writer. In fact, he may be the oldest writer, period. He wants you to know that he generally does not share his colleagues' love for the music of the '80s, and he does not forgive them for loving it. (Ken passed away in November 2022. R.I.P. —Ed.)

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