If you already have tickets for any previously announced 2020 Nightingales headline shows (April, September or November!) do not cash them in, these tickets will still be valid. This includes any previously listed 2020 headline gigs in towns not rescheduled for April/May – These will be rearranged for later in 2021.
Simply a great rock group who use constantly changing time-signatures and baffling wordplay to create a playful, poetic and rockin’ mix of glam, twang, country, pop and the avant garde that’s in a category and class of its own.
LOUDER THAN WAR 10/10
The ‘Gales at times completely defy categorisation and that is very much the beauty of them…
‘Four Against Fate’ is the album that the 21st century needs right now.
VIVE LE ROCK 9/10
Hurling themselves at the constraints of their own sound with renewed vigour…
‘Four Against Fate’ is an album replete with stunning transitions.
A brilliantly demented dissection of contemporary society, Four Against Fate is like finding anarchist literature among the TV guides in the corner shop racks. It’s as colourful as it is subtly, slyly subversive.
THE WEE REVIEW ****
Given these uncertain times, it’s bracing to know that The Nightingales remain utterly dependable, meting out arsey post-punk songs full of piss, vinegar and mordant wit.
The Nightingales continue on their unique, individual and idiosyncratic way with ‘Four Against Fate’…
Sounding positively invigorated throughout… Fate never stood a chance.
ROOTS AND BRANCHES
NARC. MAGAZINE 5/5
WHISPERIN AND HOLLERIN 9/10
Sheffield Doc/Fest – a world leading & the UK’s premier documentary festival – announced on June 8th that ‘King Rocker’ is in the 2020 Official Selection and there will be a theatrical screening later this year.
The date of the premiere has not been announced yet, but the Sheffield Doc/Fest web site states:
KING ROCKER, Michael Cumming, United Kingdom, 2020, 90’ – World Premiere
To be screened in Sheffield in Autumn, and online in Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects in parallel
Duration 90 min
Comedian Stewart Lee and director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye) investigate a missing piece of punk history: Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult bands The Prefects and The Nightingales, has survived under the radar for over four decades. Anti-rockumentary King Rocker weaves the story of Birmingham’s undervalued underdog autodidact into that of the city’s forgotten public sculpture of King Kong, eschewing the celebrity interview and archive-raid approach for a free-associating bricolage of Indian food, bewildered chefs, vegetable gardening, prescription medicines, pop stardom and pop art.
So, now you know as much as we do… nearly.
The producer of King Rocker tells us that there has also been a deal struck for the film to be shown on TV this year but unfortunately at the moment we are unable to elaborate.
More information on other developments, as well as the telly stuff, will be released soon-ish..
You can still find Nightingales – Out of True here