Monday 10 October 2011

The Nightingales: new record and a tour

Nightingales on Tour October 2011

Born out of Birmingham's original punk group The Prefects, the Nightingales have stubbornly ploughed their own furrow in the field of alternative rock n roll for three decades.

Described in John Robb's definitive post punk biography 'Death To Trad Rock' as "the misfits' misfits", the band has constantly garnered praise and respect from other artists and received endless glowing press reports, particularly for their live shows.

Led by singer/lyricist Robert Lloyd ('The most underestimated songwriter of his generation' according to the Independent) the latest incarnation of the Nightingales - the best batch yet - will be touring UK and Austria in Oct/Nov; their final live dates prior to the release of their new album on Cooking Vinyl in April 2012.

The ten UK shows follow their tour in May which culminated in a headline performance at the Southbank Centre in London as part of Stewart Lee's Austerity Binge and the Festival Of Britain, which Mojo magazine called "Astonishing. Contender for gig of the year!"

To coincide with the UK dates the group will be releasing a new 10" vinyl 45 - "The Lost Plot EP" - produced by Hans-Joachim Irmler of krautrock legends Faust.

Next year, in addition to the 'Gales own new studio album, there is a 'tribute' album due for release featuring covers of Nightingales songs by various artists from Europe and USA (Including musicians Art Brut, Freakwater, The Raincoats, Pram, the Mekons, Luke Haines plus stand up comedians Stewart Lee and Phill Jupitus, author/academic Greil Marcus and many others).

Special guest on the UK tour is comic genius and long time Nightingales ally Ted Chippington.

Nightingales w/ special guest Ted Chippington - UK Tour October 2011

Fri 21 - NOTTINGHAM, Bodega Social Club w/ tbc
Sat 22 - CARDIFF, University, Great Hall supporting The Fall
Sun 23 - CHELMSFORD, Bitterscene @ Bassment Club w/ Mandeville
Mon 24 - NORWICH, Arts Centre w/ Brothers
Tue 25 - LONDON, 100 club w/ David Cronenberg's Wife + Tender Trap + Nathan Kidd
Wed 26 - Marc Riley/BBC 6 Music - Live radio session at 7pm
Wed 26 - MANCHESTER, Gullivers w/ tbc
Thu 27 - HULL, The Adelphi w/ tbc
Fri 28 - LEICESTER, The Soundhouse w/ Evil Dick & The Banned Members + Talking With Ghosts
Sat 29 - PRESTON, The Continental - All day John Peel Tribute w/ Clinic + Lovely Eggs + The Bent Moustache + Float Riverer + many others
Sun 30 - BIRMINGHAM, Wagon & Horses (Digbeth) w/ Betty & The Id + Micronormous

the new record:

Limited Edition 10" Vinyl 45
Big Print Records - YAM5
Available at live shows/mail order only

The Lost Plot EP
Side 1
The Dishwater Kid (4'55")
Don't Harsh My Buzz (2'25")
Side 2
Rocket Pool #2 (7'00")

band line up:

Robert Lloyd - Vocals
Alan Apperley (an original Prefect) - Guitar
Andreas Scmid (from Faust Studio) - Bass
Fliss Kitson (ex Violet Violet) - Drums & Vocals
Matt Wood - Guitar

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