The Nightingales, one of the UK’s truly maverick rock groups release their first new album for twenty years on Monday 2 October (Iron Man Records IMB 6017, European distribution by Cargo). Titled “Out of True” the record features fourteen tracks – three re-recordings of recent 7″ singles including “let’s think about living”(a BBC 6 music ‘single of the week’ & observer music monthly ‘track of the month’), a cover of Kevin Coyne’s “good boy”, a previously unreleased Ray Davies/Kinks song, plus nine brand new group compositions.
On the record the current Nightingales’ line up – mainstay/band leader/lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, original Prefect guitarist Alan Apperley, ex-pram drummer Daren Garratt, bassist Ste Lowe & wunderkind guitar player Matt Wood – is augmented along the way by the wonderful Gina Birch from the Raincoats (duetting with Lloyd on “black country”), Brummie teen pop sensations Poppy and the Jezebels, bassoonist Brett Richardson &, on double bass, Stewart Brackley, plus the album’s producer Bob Lamb.
The record was recorded at Bob’s studio in Birmingham, England. Bob Lamb is a legendary midlands producer, having made the first few hugely successful UB40 albums, plus having recorded such bands as Spacemen 3 and Broadcast, amongst many others.
The album is to be released in a digipak cover featuring an original painting by the highly talented, upcoming, North England artist David Yates.
You can buy all sorts of Nightingales stuff in the Iron Man Shop