How's your life changed since having a number two record?
"We haven't really experienced what everyone says is the feeling of having a number two record, but it's nice to hear facts like we're the only British band in the top ten. We've been out in Austria at the Snowbombing festival and we've been doing promo and TV in France, so we haven't been in the hustle and bustle of London yet. We haven't been in the back of cabs hearing people play our tracks and we certainly haven't been driven around in limos yet either. It's just been a nice achievement for our family and friends really."
Did you know when you wrote 'Rhythm' that you had a hit on your hands?
"No, not at all. We always head into the studio to go on a journey that's exciting to us and will reach people. We're not part of a hit factory and both our records have been made very organically. Our first album was made in just weeks in America and it took us around the world - we were really proud of that. Second time around we had three months over the summer, so it was nice to have all that time to layer it up. It's got loads of backing singers, harmoniums, strings and my little brother's even on there!"
Were you even just a little bit annoyed that you didn't make number one because of Lady GaGa?
"Not really, because the British charts have been dominated over the last six months by American manufactured pop and solo artists. For us it was a fantastic achievement to be the only real band in the chart. Considering that Lady GaGa is a US artist, we felt like we were number one in our own right anyway, because we were the only British act in the top ten. That was good enough for me."
It looks like the track's going to be one of the songs of the summer. Are you looking forward to playing it live?
"We're looking forward to playing the whole album live. It's really beautiful and it's mixing up well with our first record. We've now got a great body of work, which means we can rock a variety of crowds. We've never set out to make music exclusively for any genre or scene. We have a vast sea of influences from rock 'n' roll to soul to jazz and anything else entertaining."
How does the new album Wild Young Hearts differ from your debut?
"Some bands do the same thing again and again, but that's not for us. We've got so many different influences and we've written lots of tracks that wouldn't fit on the first album and some which wouldn't even fit on the new album. Every new record from us will be exciting, different and will be making use of every musical opportunity. We have vast musical appetites!"
You're playing the Girls' Night Out at the Isle Of Wight festival with Bananarama. Are you excited?
"I can't wait for the Girls' Night Out - it's going to be incredible! For the guys to be around all those girls, that will be fun for them, but for me it's going to be an amazing summer trip. We've also got V Festival, Glastonbury and T In The Park lined up. The big festivals are good because it makes you more equipped, but we'll probably still try playing our little intimate gigs at parties and in pubs."
There's a rumour on the internet that you can play the guitar with a loaf of bread. Is that true?
"That's true. We were playing at this huge party two or three years ago and there was a power cut. The gig descended into mayhem and we were goofing around on stage. As the amps faded out and everything fell apart, we turned it into an a capella show. We got everyone to join in and the bread was just an act of spontaneity. It was just there and I incorporated it into what we were doing. Very funny night that one!"
Noisettes' new album Wild Young Hearts is released today.