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Pink Noise

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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As night fell, I made my way to Club Makor to see the second band on my itinerary, Pink Noise. The moment I set foot in Makor, my nostrils were tortured by the smell of french fries that were, no doubt, the side to some dish I couldn't afford. I settled next to the bar and waited for the band to start. Dark depression gripped me as I reflected that this might rapidly turn into the most dysphoric 5 days of my life. Fortunately, I was soon wrested from such thoughts by the sound of the band starting. Pink Noise plays, as their name suggests, a kind of droning noise rock fronted by a female lead singer, who also plays bass. A couple things distinguish this very good band. One is the kind of stilted syncopation present in most of their songs - the drummer and rhythm guitarist do some rather interesting plays on time signatures. They also have great control over their sound, which is reflected in their recordings as well. The sound at Makor was awesome and the bourbon on the rocks I ordered contained about half a pint of whiskey, so I was satisfied with the show. I was a bit disappointed to leave due to the unusually large number of attractive women in the room, but duty called me to my next destination. - The Deli Magazine


Pink Noise is a local art rock quartet who strives to keep their audience guessing. Standing on the shoulders of bands like the Pixies and fellow NYC groundbreakers Sonic Youth, Pink Noise don't rely on any infectious pop hooks or catchy dance beats.Instead their latest LP, "All Is Nu", produces a tremulous vibe, a feeling, a notion simoultaneously disarming and eerie. Their sound moves nimbly from amorphous, ambient buzz to more traditionally stractured rock with a flick of the wrist. lead singer sharron sulami's voice is reminiscent of PJ Harvey's throuty whisper. Unafraid to keep her voice restrained as long as possible, she waits till the perfect moment to let out a howl. the guitars are colorful but not flushy, adding texture but not pretension. for the full pink noise experience, check out their live show. they are precise almost to a fault, like four musicians playing with a shared brain. the result is tight, complex, and facinating. - The Deli Magazine


You might as well have a good story, and a three man/one women band whose members met in the Israeli army is a good story. Pink Noise singer Sharron Sulami and drummer Yuval Lion played in the Israeli Air Force big band and served in the occupied territories. Guarding a barracks surrounded by people blood-sworn to loathe you will prepare you for live performance in New York […] Several weeks ago in a club called Rothko, Pink Noise moved resoundingly beyond a Siouxsie label into controlled territory whose fringes are patrolled by Sonic Youth on stage Sulami has the voice and presence of a post-Goth Valkyrie [...] No, precision is the watch word here, from Lion’s remarkable powerhouse drumming ( from Bonham swing right out to avant-rock beats) to the angularity of brothers Yuval and Itamar Ziegler (These two were part of Israel’s first Hip Hop group, Sideffect.)[…} The Album, All is Nu, was mixed by Victor Van Vugt, who worked with P.J Harvey. The goal is to maintain the integrity represented by an art band like Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But horizons are broadening […]

Another successful night of rock and roll at Levontin 7, which seems to have quickly become the undisputable shrine of the Israeli alternative scene. After the packed club moved to the sounds of the excellent band, Midnight Peacocks, it was Pink Noise’s turn to take over.

Pink Noise visits us after the completion of their second album, “All Is Nu”, which received excellent reviews in the US. The album was mixed by Victor Van Vugt who worked with PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and others.

What we have here is a winning combination between Sonic Youth and P.J Harvey, or a kind of cross between Bjork’s voice and the music of The Breathers.

Sharron Sulami, the front girl, who also plays bass and guitar, is a smoky ear tearing live rock concert energy bomb. She has a wonderfully mesmerizing voice that fits perfectly with the band’s dirty melodies. She screams, she kicks, she’s a great performer. She turns hardcore noise into something you just want to have more of.

Songs like “Up For Days”, “Blend” or “U & I” are the kind o - The Gazette, Montreal


Pink Noise brings us back to the early 90’s; to the days we were glued to the screen watching “120 Minutes,” the MTV program that carried the flag of Alternative music. Pink Noise would have surely become the house band for that show.

The Ziegler brothers, Itamar on guitar and bass and Yuval on guitar, together with Yuval Lion on drums, complete the band. They are excellent players and their tight performance only empowers Sharron’s voice.

The songs are short and the whole concert (a bit more then an hour) is a perfect rock & Roll experience as the band delivers all the genre’s flavors. They work according to the book their spiritual fathers wrote, and it works just perfectly.

Pink Noise, these days finishing their third album, plan to expand their activity to Europe where many Internet addicts have already discovered the band and are looking forward to the long awaited visit.

So. Here’s a fantastic band that is showing all signs of going far.
They conquered New York, Tel-Aviv has fallen in their net and according to the famous song, Berlin is next.
But it’s a must, really a must, to mention Sharron Sulami again. She is huge. - Mooma


For a few years now there’s been a surge of Israeli musicians flocking to New York . They populated Williamsburg and formed a musicians community in which they collaborate in different musical projects, one of which is Pink Noise […] I saw Pink Noise Live after hearing their debut album Come On Senses which came out over a year ago and was characterized by a rugged sound, reminiscing of early PJ Harvey, and with bursts of surprising melodies […] currently the band is releasing All is Nu their latest album. It seems like the band has been hard at work, their sound is more evolved and the arrangements are much more complex, with unorthodox drum patterns and guitar parts that complement each other while interchanging solo and rhythm parts. The lead singer was the main attraction, in an incredible stage performance she kept deceiving the crowd, at one moment caressing them with sweet melodies then mercilessly whipping them [...] - 106FM Radio


I can’t even recall how I first got familiar with Pink Noise, an energetic four piece band based in New York. I immediately fell in love.

They sounded like nothing I ever heard, although one can sketch small lines of resemblance to Sonic Youth, light resemblance to The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s (Sharron Sulami can teach Karen a thing or two). It’s an Intensive, condense, stimulating rock.

Along side the charismatic singer/bass/guitar player, Sharron Sulami, the quartet includes Yuval Lion on drums, and the Ziegler brothers, Yuval Ziegler on guitar and the talented, multi-instrumentalist, Itamar Ziegler, on guitar, bass and backing vocals.

After listening to “All Is Nu,” the band’s excellent second album, and after sitting down to rest from the intensiveness of the guitars, the complex drum patterns and Sharron’s energetic singing, I find the fact that this album was recorded live pretty amazing. This band is tight, precise and plays quality rock from the gut. To me, this is one of the best rock albums of recent years. - Ha'Oneg.com


Some of the Pink Noise membership met in the Israeli Army and also includes old friend of VP Itamar Ziegler in their line-up. Sharron Sulami’s voice drips both breathily and pollutedly sharp at various points, like PJ Harvey in her lo-fi youth. The musicianship is top drawer too, ‘Come Over’ swashing like Beefheart’s ‘Best Batch Yet’. Post-punk but not in a retro-fabulous way, more so that they apply just enough of a nod toward the avant garde in their pop musing. Spidery guitar on ‘It Never Happened’ leads headlong into a gloriously bitty and chaotic climax. - the vanity project


Beg Yr Pardon #4 happened last night @ The Delancey. There were good times, great songs, many drinks, dancing and laughing and...well, yeah, all that and then some. Pink Noise closed the night out with a bang. They arrived late due to car trouble but once they took the stage everything was instantly better. Actually, there were problems then too with some power issues but once THOSE got sorted everything was peachy. More so. They rocked and jammed like Sonic Youth of 15 years ago and I was once again extremely impressed with a band I'd never really even heard of before. Shame on me. - Ear Farm


Following on their Come on Senses EP, Brooklyn’s Pink Noise offer up their debut full-length All Is Nu; a ten-song expanse on melodic art rock featuring and defined by the vocals of Sharron Sulami. Joined by Yuval Lion, YZ and Itamar Ziegler, Sulami’s vocals are hauntingly intense all in the range of goth, punk and rock. All Is Nu establishes that Pink Noise is a band to be on the lookout for, particularly if you can catch one of their shows in NYC. - exoduster.com


New York City – based quartet Pink Noise has blasted their way onto the indie rock scene with their debut album, Come on Senses. This album seamlessly combines the unique musical ideas of four individuals into a soundscape that smacks you upside the head with its intensity and intelligent mix of stylistic tricks.

For a CD that was produced in the band's Brooklyn apartment, Come on Senses surprised me with its depth. Pink Noise makes liberal use of vocal effects and sampling, but never in a way that diminishes the overall sound. Even on more "rockish" tracks such as “static”, the band exhibits a polished, practiced mix of unique and familiar ideas - the hallmark of competent, thinking artists.

One of the things I like best about Come on Senses is the way it keeps you thinking. The first track, “bound”, completely changes gears when it hits the chorus. Some people might find this sudden shift a little jarring, but I think it's powerful. The lyrics, by singer Sharron Sulami, get bogged down in symbolism at times, but she more than makes up for it with a smooth hypnotic tone quality that turns into a beautiful roar on “golden times”. The free form rhythm and meter, provided by Yuval and Itamar Ziegler and Yuval Lion, struck me as odd at first; after listening to the CD a few times the rhythmic changes made sense as a complement to Sulami's poetry.

Come on Senses now has a semi-permanent spot in my CD player. Pink Noise has created a unique, powerful CD that reveals new secrets each time you listen to it. The band plans to tour the US in the near future, and their second album should be out later this year. Definitely pick up a copy and go see these guys if you get the chance
- Score Music Magazine


Discography

1. Come on Senses / 2004 / 6 track EP
2. All Is Nue / 2005 / LP
3. What will happen if someone finds out? / 2007

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”Pink Noise is a local art rock quartet who strives to keep their audience guessing. Standing on the shoulders of bands like the Pixies and fellow NYC groundbreakers Sonic Youth, Pink Noise don't rely on any infectious pop hooks or catchy dance beats. Instead their latest LP, "All Is Nu", produces a tremulous vibe, a feeling, a notion simultaneously disarming and eerie. Their sound moves nimbly from amorphous, ambient buzz to more traditionally structured rock with a flick of the wrist. Lead singer sharron sulami's voice is reminiscent of PJ Harvey's throaty whisper. Unafraid to keep her voice restrained as long as possible, she waits till the perfect moment to let out a howl. The guitars are colorful but not flashy, adding texture but not pretension. For the full pink noise experience, check out their live show. They are precise almost to a fault, like four musicians playing with a shared brain. The result is tight, complex, and fascinating”. - The Deli Magazine