The Nightingales was formed by former members of Birmingham’s original punk group The Prefects. With an ever fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the band recorded a bunch of singles, three albums and many radio sessions for John Peel before splitting up in the late ’80s.
Following occasional reformations, in 2004 The Nightingales re-grouped in earnest. Since then they have released five 7″ vinyl singles and three albums, toured the UK, mainland Europe and USA several times and recorded numerous radio sessions in England and America.
In March 08 the group recorded a new album (the final one starring teen guitar sensation Matt Wood) – “Insult To Injury” – with Jochen Irmler and Andreas Schmid at the Faust Studio in Scheer, Germany. This record, the ‘Gales best yet, will be released in early 2009 on the Klangbad label.
The group will be playing a few shows in America in November. A tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland will follow the “Insult To Injury” release in Spring 09 along with the recording of the next album.
After fucking about with various wastrels, precious sorts and mercenaries (plus TGS Matt Wood) the group’s current line up features Lloyd, original Prefects guitarist Alan Apperley, ex Pram drummer Daren Garratt, guitarist Christine Edwards (from Christy & Emily) and Andreas Schmid (Faust Studio) on bass.
Birmingham based NIGHTINGALES new album INSULT TO INJURY was produced by Hans Joachim Irmler (of Faust) and will be released on the Klangbad label, January 09. Available pre-release at U.S shows
Live In Paris (Big Print 08)
What’s Not To Love? (Caroline True Records 07)
Out of True (Iron Man Records 06)
You can buy all sorts of Nightingales stuff in the Iron Man Shop