The Long Beach based duo, singer/songwriter Donovan Brown and guitarist Victor Ujadughele, joined forces in 2010 with the goal of creating a sound all their own. Six years later they have done just that. Fusing neo-soul crooning with intricate arrangements and indie rock aesthetics they have crafted a universally appealing package that many consider to be the future of soul music. The Black Noise draws influence from heavyweights like Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, N.E.R.D, Frank Ocean and Radiohead, but in the midst of a densely populated LA music scene their sound is a creative monolith.
With their debut album on its way, The Black Noise has become one of the most buzzed about bands in Long Beach and beyond by putting on electrifying live shows all around Southern California. They have teamed up with an impressive list of artists including LA rapper Thurz (U-N-I), Independent Music Award winner Grammy Award winners Brass Tracks, LA based soul veterans Allensworth, Okayplayer rising star of LA Tiffany Gouche, R&B sensation Eddie Cole (Nas, Alina Baraz), Latin jazz veterans, Jungle Fire and Tidal's artist to watch, soul songstress Sidibe.
The Black Noise is without a doubt a band on the rise. Their sound has evolved and matured over the years to become an arresting, mold breaking force of music that is swiftly becoming one of the most exciting projects to watch in Los Angeles.