Nightingales + Ted Chippington – UK Tour Dates in May 2016

April 25, 2016

Nightingales + Ted Chippington - UK Tour Dates in May 2016

NIGHTINGALES + Ted Chippington
UK Tour May 2016

Thu 12 – BRIGHTON, Green Door Store
Fri 13 – BRISTOL, Thunderbolt
Sat 14 – BIRMINGHAM, Flapper & Firkin
Mon 16 – LONDON, Birthdays (Dalston)
Tue 17 – MARGATE, Tom Thumb Theatre SOLD OUT
Wed 18 – MARGATE, Tom Thumb Theatre
Thu 19 – CARDIFF, Moon Club
Fri 20 – OXFORD, Cellar Bar
Sat 21 – DERBY, Hairy Dog
Tue 24 – LEICESTER, Firebug
Thu 26 – MANCHESTER, Gullivers
Fri 27 – BRADFORD, 1 In 12 Club
Sat 28 – EDINBURGH, Leith Depot

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The Nightingales – Free download & October 2014 gigs

October 20, 2014

Nightingales - Out of True

Following a hiccup earlier in the year, thanks to a studio in Birmingham erasing four ‘Gales recordings (yeah really), the band are pleased to announce that their free download Covers Club is up and running again. Please take a listen to the latest cover version and forward the link to your family and friends.

Also… the Nightingales along with their mate Ted Chippington are playing a few shows this month in remembrance & in celebration of John Peel who died ten years ago on October 25

Wed 22 – LONDON, Dublin Castle + I, Ludricous & The Mighty Clang Band (Clive Langer w/ Andy McKay & others, including Suggs?)

Fri 24 – SCARBOROUGH, Corporation Club + Eton Crop, Crumplehorns, The Subterranean Gentlemen & Lottie Holmes

Sat 25 – STOCKTON ON TEES, Georgian Theatre + Blue Orchids, Terry And Gerry, The Wolfhounds, Inca Babies, Eton Crop,
A Witness, The Great Leap Forward, Crumplehorns, The Things, Pellethead & Terry Edwards

Mon 27 – SHREWSBURY, The Vaults + Heartbeat Wunderbar

You can buy all sorts of Nightingales stuff in the Iron Man Shop

The Nightingales – For Fuck’s Sake – New LP available April 2014

February 14, 2014

The Nightingales - For Fuck's Sake - New LP available April 2014

In September 2013 the Nightingales recorded a new album at Faust Studio in Germany.

Having been dumped by their fourth consecutive label, following the release of one album each, the group are self releasing the new LP on their own terms.

No interference or outside opinions, no label, no distributor, no catalogue number, no bar code or logo shit, blah blah.

“For Fucks Sake” is an 180g vinyl LP, containing twelve songs & comes packaged in a beautiful matt varnish gatefold sleeve (& inner bag) featuring five original art works by brilliant Scarborough based artist David Yates.

The LP is a limited edition of 600 copies & will be available for pre-order up until 9 April 2014, after which it will only be available at Nightingales gigs.

Download coupon included.

You can buy Nightingales CDs and Vinyl from Iron Man Records on eBay here or Big Cartel here

or Pre-order “For Fuck’s Sake” from the band themselves here
UK – £18 inc p&p
Rest of the World – £21 inc mailing & paypal charges
From 9 April available at Nightingales gigs only

Side 1
Bullet For Gove
Diary Of A Bag Of Nerves
The Gruesome Threesome
Toasted On Both
The Abstract Dad
Good Morning & Goodbye

His Family Has Been Informed
Dumb & Drummer
Thick & Thin
Same Old
Good Morning Midnight

NIGHTINGALES Live radio session – Marc Riley Show, BBC 6Music – Tues 15 April 19.00hrs


Wed 9 – NORWICH, Arts Centre
Thu 10 – WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Rooms + Jump The Shark
Fri 11 – BRISTOL, The Thunderbolt
Sat 12 – MARGATE, Tom Thumb Theatre
Wed 16 – CAMBRIDGE, Portland Arms + Kepler + Motor Tapes
Thu 17 – LONDON, The Borderline
Fri 18 – LIVERPOOL, East Village Arts Club
Sat 19 – SCARBOROUGH, The Spa Pub + Crumplehorns
Sun 20 – HULL, Adelphi
Mon 21 – DERBY, The Hairy Dog
Tue 22 – MANCHESTER, Kraak
Wed 23 – GLASGOW, Nice N Sleazy
Thu 24 – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
Fri 25 – EDINBURGH, Citrus Club + Phil Vickers & The Leg
Sat 26 – BRADFORD, 1 In 12 Club + The Family Elan – Benefit for
Sun 27 – BRIGHTON, Prince Albert + Helen McCookerybook

See for ticket info

There are currently two free downloads from the ‘Gales ‘Covers Club’ available at

These two tracks are the group’s takes on songs by Joanna Newsom (“Book Of Right On”) and Christy & Emily (“Ghost”)

If you download a song you also become part of the Nightingales mailing list so you will get to hear about any band news before it is posted online

The Nightingales – October Tour Dates 2013

October 2, 2013

Tues 22 Oct – WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Rooms, supporting The Wedding Present

& the following gigs with our mate & special guest TED CHIPPINGTON

Thurs 24 Oct – LONDON, Guided Missile Club @ Buffalo Bar, ‘John Peel Night’ w/ King Champion Sound + Dream Themes

Fri 25 Oct – SCARBOROUGH, The Spa, ‘John Peel Night’ benefit for w/ Crumplehorns

Sat 26 Oct – PRESTON, Pavilion Cafe (Avenham Park), ‘John Peel All Dayer’ w/ Lovely Eggs, The Primitives, The Wolfhounds & others

Sun 27 Oct – BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath), w/ The Courtesy Group + support TBC

For London & Preston ticket info see the Nightingales Facebook page

A new Nightingales album was recorded in early September at Faust Studio for release in early 2014

Ted Chippington 10″ vinyl EP ‘Blues Fan’ available via

Crumplehorns 7″ vinyl single ‘Simon Says’ b/w ‘Harold’s Eye’ on Big Print to be released on October 24

Ted Chippington – Blues Fan. New 500 Limited edition 10" single on Respect Vinyl

May 5, 2012

Ted Chippington - Blues Fan. New 500 Limited edition 10" single on Respect Vinyl

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Straight outta Fenton (Stoke On Trent) the young Eddie Chippington began annoying audiences at hippy festivals and pop concerts in the early ’80s when opening shows for long haired groups such as Here & Now, The Cardiacs and Dangerous Girls.

When maturity and baldness caused the growing Potteries lad to become Ted Chippington and a ‘Top Comedian’ he also moved in to riling up and calming down excited crowds with his act at gigs by punk rocker bands The Fall, the Nightingales, The Farm, the Higsons and many others.

During this period Ted – “The funniest man alive” according to music weekly Sounds back in the day – was to influence a new generation of stand up comedians (Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Simon Munnery, etc, etc) with his live performances of what Stewart Lee descibes as “a mixture of surrealism and insolent provocation and uncompromising boredom”. Indeed Lee claims that Chippington was the very reason he got in to stand up, while Herring speaks in glowing terms of Ted’s “contempt for the very idea of jokes”.

Ted first came to national prominence when he opened for The Fall in Birmingham in 1984 and his performance was recorded and released by the Nightingales’ Robert Lloyd’s record label Vindaloo Records as a 7″ EP.

Entitled Non Stop Party Hits of the 50s 60s and 70s, refering to his penchant at the time for performing his own versions of classic hits, the record was played often by John Peel on his Top Gear programme – a rare occurrence for a comedian.

In 1986 he released an album on Vindaloo, Man in a Suitcase – a collection of live recordings plus more songs – which reached the Top 10 in the Indie Album Chart and his version of “She Loves You” from the album received wider exposure following repeated plays by Steve Wright on his Radio 1 show which in turn led to the track being released as a single by Warner Brothers after being picked up by Bill Drummond (KLF, etc) who was an A&R man at Warners at the time.

The 45 narrowly failed to make the Top 50 but “She Loves You” raised Chippington’s profile considerably and led to numerous media appearances, including a turn on the BBC’s lunchtime magazine show Pebble Mill at One and as a guest on That’s My Dog.

Chippington also fielded interviews with many radio shows and magazines – from New Musical Express to the colour supplement of The Mail on Sunday – and performed at the Glastonbury and Reading festivals in addition to hosting his own sell out show at Paul Raymond’s Revue Bar in Soho – ‘An Evening With Ted Chippington’ featuring guests Mark E Smith, Keith Allen, Poison Girls’ Vi Subversa and presenter of New Faces and That’s My Dog Derek Hobson.

Chippington once again came close to mainstream UK singles chart success with a recording of his theme tune “Rockin’ with Rita (Head To Toe)” which he performed with his fellow Vindaloo artists the Nightingales and teenage girl group We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It. Promotion of this record included a performance on kids TV pop show Razzmatazz and a promo video featuring one of Ted’s football playing mates Pat Nevin.

Ted then toured the USA completely bamboozling American audiences when supporting Fuzzbox and recorded a ‘Live In USA’ album on the tour, which remained unreleased until twenty years later when surfacing on his ‘History Of Ted Chippington’ CD box set Walking Down The Road.

A further Vindaloo single followed, with his reading of Dion’s “The Wanderer”, and was another relative hit but still Chippington’s ruthless disregard for the conventions of stand-up made him a perennial outcast from the 1980s comedy scene – albeit a popular and influential performer.

In 1990, bored by the media attention and feeling his new found popularity was the opposite of his initial aim Ted retired from show business to pursue a career truck-driving in California.

This new career ended ignominiously when his lorry shed its load on the Pacific Coast Highway and for a few years Ted worked as a cook in various restaurants in Mexico before returning to the UK born again as Reverend Ted Chippington, getting married and settling in Torquay.

In 2007 a definitive 4CD box set of Ted (& Eddie) Chippington’s earlier work, entitled Walking Down The Road, was released on Robert Lloyd’s new Big Print label.

A tribute to Chippington entitled “Tedstock”, featuring Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus, Simon Amstell, Josie Long, Richard Herring and numerous other stand-up comedians, was held at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre in order to fund this release. This event and the box set release led to a new flurry of media appearances for Chippington, including substantial tribute articles in national newspapers (Independent, Guardian, etc) and television (including a feature on BBC’s Culture Show).

Due to demand and boredom Ted began gigging once more but found the experience tedious and has once more gone in to a semi retirement, however he still enjoys performing with his good mates the Nightingales and has done several tours with the group in the last couple of years, including his first dates in Germany and Switzerland where he completely baffled his audiences although performing his act in German.

Ted will once again be touring the UK with the Nightingales in May/June 2012 (dates below) and to coincide with these shows Respect Vinyl is proud to announce the first record of new Chippington material for over twenty five years – Blues Fan – a 10″ single of his classic live favourite coupled with a whole bunch of material on the 33rpm B-Side, including music by Ted’s all female American backing group TC & The Sushine Band.

Blues Fan is probably Ted’s best record release yet and an instant Chippington ‘greatest hit’.


Side A – 45rpm

Side B – 33rpm



29 – Shrewsbury, The Vaults
30 – Brighton, Green Door Store


1 – London, Nambucca
2 – Southampton, Talking Heads
3 – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
4 – York, Fibbers
5 – Manchester, Night & Day
6 – Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
7 – Stockton On Tees – ARC Arts Centre
8 – Birmingham (Digbeth), Wagon & Horses
9 – Bristol, The Thunderbolt
10 – Kidderminster, Boar’s Head

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Ted Chippington - Blues Fan. New 500 Limited edition 10" single on Respect Vinyl

Nightingales – "No Love Lost" Tour Dates with Ted Chippington May & June 2012

April 5, 2012

Nightingales PROMO Photo FEB 2012

Nightingales and Ted Chippington on Tour


Fri 25 – Stewart Lee gig in wolves
Tue 29 – SHREWSBURY, The Vaults
Wed 30 – BRIGHTON, Green Door Store


Fri 1 – LONDON, Nambucca
Sat 2 – SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads
Sun 3 – WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Rooms
Mon 4 – YORK, Fibbers
Tue 5 – MANCHESTER, Night & Day
Wed 6 – GLASGOW, Nice N Sleazy
Fri 8 – BIRMINGHAM, Wagon and Horses
Sat 9 – BRISTOL, Thunderbolt
Sun 10 – KIDDERMINSTER, The Boars Head
Nightingales - No Love Lost album cover

“The new album by Nightingales is brilliant. One of the fiercest and most exhilarating rock records I’ve heard in ages.” Andrew Male, MOJO

Buy Nightingales – “No Love Lost” on eBay here

The first album by the latest Nightingales line up featuring the return of Matt Wood on guitar and new drummer Fliss Kitson
Recorded at Faust Studio, Germany in December 2011 “No Love Lost” is the first record by the group for Cooking Vinyl
Released in beautiful Digipak sleeve with original artwork by brilliant Scarborough based artist Jehan

1. Ace Of Hearts
2. Born Yesterday
3. The Done Thing
4. Real Gone Daddy
5. Best Of British Luck
6. Say It With Flowers
7. The Burster
8. The Dishwater Kid
9. Someone For Everyone
10. Sentimental Dunce
11. Mutton To Lamb
12. The World Of Nothing Really
13. Dick The Do-Gooder

Catalogue # COOKCD557

No Love Lost – Reviews:

Nightingales – “No Love Lost” album reviewed here by Louder Than war

Nightingales – “No Love Lost” album review by The Quietus

Nightingales – “No Love Lost” album review by Tasty Fanzine

Nightingales – “No Love Lost” album review by Penny Black Music

Nightingales – “No Love Lost” album review by

Nightingales ‘No Love Lost’ (Cooking Vinyl) – Losing Today May 2012

The Nightingales – you’re familiar with them right – once the Prefects, been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth (or so the youth of today would have you believe when you mention anything that passed before they came to be), around at a time when releases came pressed up on wax and the only way to gage whether a record was much cop was to have it featured in the NME (indeed dear people the same NME that these days sadly looks like a giant advertising insert with occasional music things and a back slapping name check for bands / artists you‘d couldn’t care to read about less breathe the same air as), played by Peel or shoved in front of your face by your in-tuned pulse feeling record emporium owner. Talking of Peel – he admired them so much that like the equally loved Fall, Wedding Present, Beatnik Filmstars and many others to numerous to name (though the three mentioned with the addition of Fatima Mansions (best viewed here on the schizoid powered prickly pop of the Cathal Coughlan meets Beefheart needle sharp blister blues ‘Born Yesterday’) all appear to share a common melodic mindset to the Nightingales in so far as each has emerged from musical reference markers not quite so easily obvious), he’d have them in for regular sessions and play list them at every given opportunity whether you liked them or not with resolute and unwavering conviction that he was right and you were wrong. And of course he was.

Several line ups over the years following 2004’s reformation and now sporting a new label after signing to Cooking Vinyl, the Nightingales of 2012 are a totally different proposition to the tykes whose awkward aural aerosol spiked the airwaves in the early 80’s, these days tighter and at the peak of their powers ’No Love Lost’ seers, scolds and sizzles with all the air of a collective mindset with the bit between their teeth and demanding attention. Rarely have I heard Lloyd and co sounding so forthright, bullish and at peace and enjoying themselves in the process. There’s an urgency about ‘No Love Lost’ its an urgency that encircles the would be listener the moment the opening salvo ‘Ace of Hearts’ rears into ear view wherein your dropkicked immediately into a sea of sonic shrapnel with its twang taunting 50’s informed beat grooved boogie. Elsewhere the kick-ass paint bombing punked up power pop scowl of ‘Real Gone Daddy’ comes across initially like a teen spirited day-glo dinked Rezillos before exiting stage left in a haze of squalling feedback attrition while the shoe shuffling pub rock rumble ‘Best Of British Luck‘ tailgates a youthful Dalmatian Rex and the Eigentones. Old school purists of Nightingales of old should find much with the wiring art pop grizzled math dislocation of both ‘The Burster’ and ‘Dishwater Kid’ to keep them satiated the latter especially finding itself huffing and puffing with a reserved cool as it shimmies casually smooching up to the stylus. Braided with a slyly effervescent 60’s pop persona and showered with echoes of his sole solo effort ‘Me and My Big Mouth‘ – ‘Something for Everyone’ shimmies and shakes to a sun lined feel good accent that should see it assured of radio play action while the mellowing ’The World of Nothing Really’ is cradled in a wounded soft reflection which leaves the frenetic ramshackle spike of ’Dick the Do Gooder’ to round off the set to reveal a fierce some spirit of intent especially at its finale as it dissolves into a sea of head melting cacophonic skree. That said with its snaking slow to burn motifs, nothing quite comes close to the pure mercurial beauty of ’the done thing’ – with its droning ’Low’-esque minimalist chill nodding to a Berlin era Bowie applied and enhanced with howling halos of souring and soaring feedback and lightly kissed with smidgeons of the Weddoes ‘Dalliance’ and the Fall’s ‘Bill is Dead’ to be rounded up into a majestically quiet subdued euphoric glow by Decoration themselves powered via an Arab Strap bypass. Sublime in a word.


Well, well, well the funniest man alive is back! Ted Chippington at last brings to vinyl one of his top true stories – “Blues Fan”.
A really hilarious moment in Ted’s life, recalled with style, makes the long awaited record release of this classic story an immediate TC greatest hit!
And this Top Comedian does not stand still!
Check out the B-Side of this platter for new experimental Ted material.
A brace of rip-roaring impressions of showbiz legends Phil Collins and Benny Hill’s mate are intercut with live show stormer “Mint” and a true story wig out featuring TC & The Sunshine Band, Ted’s all American female backing group.
A hero to your favourite comics and pop stars. A good mate of the ordinary folk. A clean living, straight talking, hard working entertainer. A top bloke.
And now another great record – “Blues Fan” is the maestro’s best release yet.
Ted Chippington is to be appreciated – he’s mint!

A – Blues Fan
B – Phil Collins Impression + Mint + Impression Of Benny Hill’s Mate + Sunshine

Available at live shows & mail order from the Iron Man Shop on eBay here
LONDON, Power Lunches Arts Cafe (Dalston)


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 Ben Thompson in the Independent) the latest incarnation of the Nightingales – the best batch – yet release their new album “No Love Lost” on Cooking Vinyl in April 2012.

To coincide with the album’s release the Nightingales will be touring the UK and mainland Europe. The UK shows follow their May 2011 tour 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” and “Gig of the year”.

Birmingham’s original punk group The Prefects had been part of The Clash’s ‘White Riot Tour’, recorded a couple of Peel sessions, released a 45 on Rough Trade and, years after splitting up, had a retrospective CD released by NY label Acute Records to all round glowing reviews – from Rolling Stone to webzines.

The Nightingales was formed by former members of The Prefects following that band’s demise in 1979.

With an ever fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early ’80’s as darlings of the credible music scene and were championed by John Peel, who said of them – “Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980’s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans”.

The group recorded a bunch of critically acclaimed singles (Almost always ‘Single Of The Week’ in the music press) and three albums, plus many radio sessions for their great supporter Peel – more than any other band bar The Fall. They also regularly toured the UK and Northern Europe, as headliners and supporting acts as diverse as Bo Diddley and Nico.

In the late Eighties the Nightingales stopped working but, following the occasional gig between times, they re-grouped in 2004, with Lloyd being joined by original Prefects guitarist Alan Apperley.

After fucking about with various wastrels, precious sorts and mercenaries the group arrived at it’s current line up, which features Lloyd, Apperley, Andreas Schmid (Faust Studio engineer) on bass, ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson and guitarist Matt Wood.

Since restarting the group have been more productive than ever – releasing five 7″ vinyl singles and three studio albums (Plus two live ‘bootleg’ albums), touring England, mainland Europe and USA numerous times, recording many radio sessions along the way. They have been invited to play various festivals in Europe and the States, including Glastonbury and SXSW. Their “Let’s Think About Living” 45 was ‘Single Of The Week’ on BBC 6 Music and they have continued to receive regular rave reviews for their records and live shows.

In 2008 the band recorded “Insult to Injury” produced by Hans Joachim Irmler of krautrock legends Faust which was released in 2009 on Irmler’s Klangbad label and “The Lost Plot”, an Irmler produced 10″ EP was released to coincide with the band’s Euro tours in 2011.

“No Love Lost” the new Nightingales album – their finest yet and first for Cooking Vinyl – was also recorded at Faust Studio in Germany but this time self produced and will be released in April 2012.

The group will be touring the UK in May, followed by dates in Europe, a bunch of festivalsduring the Summer and another U.S tour later in the year.

In addition to the group’s own activity there is a Nightingales ‘tribute’ album planned featuring ‘Gales covers by punk and post punk legends (Raincoats, Mekons, Subway Sect, others), young contemporary bands (Art Brut, Lovely Eggs, others), stand up comedians (Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus) and academic/author Greil Marcus.

from Southbank web site:

Birmingham’s indomitable punk survivors fuse Beefheart licks and pulverising rhythms with a strangely sensitive cynicism, and arrive at Southbank Centre in advance of imminent National Treasure status. ‘One day their excellence will be confirmed, as other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans.’ (John Peel on The Nightingales)

small selection of recent press:

Nothing could have prepared for the astonishing revelation of Robert Lloyd’s Nightingales… The cumulative effect is one of euphoric delight, of old knowledge in the hands of new disciples. “Dig the depth of the furrow of mirth that I can plough,” sings Lloyd on The Overreactor. Tonight The Nightingales hit an epic new low. Catch them when they’re at it again – MOJO, UK

The Nightingales have always been simply a great rock ‘n’ roll band and 32 years on they’re right at the top of their game – THE STOOL PIGEON, UK

The Nightingales – they’re back and they’re marvellous – MARC RILEY/BBC 6 MUSIC, UK

Nightingales are unreal. The level of playing and songwriting after their post-punk hiatus is unparalled by any of their generational comeback cohorts – TERRE T/WFMU, USA

With The Fall getting Lifetime Achievement awards and Gang Of Four canonised it is long past time the wayward genius of Robert Lloyd and his cohorts was recognised – RECORD COLLECTOR, UK

Rock & Roll at its best – SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, GERMANY

Consistently excellent, the Nightingales are back, as ferociously sardonic as ever. Nice to see them still mad, still funny, still wrecking the furniture after all these years. – DUSTED, USA

Shows just how poor these skinny jeaned little shits currently doing the rounds really are. – TASTY, UK

The Nightingales in Southend on Friday jetted in to my top ten gigs of all time – PHILL JUPITUS/BBC 6 MUSIC, UK

Forget all these NME Band of the Week types, who make out they don’t care, they won’t compromise, etc, whilst wearing the same indie uniform and churning out the same tired old riffs. They don’t need your attention. The Nightingales do. Because rock ‘n’ roll rarely gets as uncompromising as this – PLASTELIN, SERBIA

The Nightingales revisited their past and offered up the future. Still stunningly relevant – LONDON EVENING STANDARD, UK

The Nightingales subjugate a rapt and breathless audience with a performance of sinewy magnificence – DAILY TELEGRAPH, UK
Tuesday night at the Cake Shop in NYC. One of the best shows I’ve seen in years. Jangly, angsty, angular, punk, post-punk, just rock and roll, whatever, they destroyed – DAN SELZER/ILXOR, USA

The Nightingales have been responsible for some of the most genuinely innovative minority music of the past three decades. – THE QUIETUS, UK

They sound wired, edgy, boozy and as dangerous as ever, like a new band full of that energy that comes with those first moves and not a band who’ve been doing this since the start of punk. Robert Lloyd really shouldn’t be this good after all these years, should he? – THE ORGAN, UK

Boozy and deranged, Insult to Injury is how the new Franz record ought to sound – VICE, UK

This is a living, breathing beast of an album – ARTROCKER MAGAZINE, UK

This is their fiercest, most lacerating album yet, better by a good margin than the mid-1980s Pigs on Purpose…and that was excellent – BLURT, USA

Their freshest and most subtly intoxicating work to date – OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY, UK

The new album from the ‘Gales is their finest for 27 years. Start here and work backwards – SUNDAY TIMES, UK

Unlovable as ever. The Nightingales remain hard work for precious little gain – MOJO, UK

“The new album by Nightingales is brilliant. One of the fiercest and most exhilarating rock records I’ve heard in ages.” Andrew Male, MOJO

Nightingales ‘No Love Lost’ cd/dd – Cooking Vinyl – Released April 30th 2012 – Press Report March 30th 2012


Marc Riley played ‘Dishwater Kid’ on Wednesday 28th March

BBC6Music – Marc Riley played ‘The Burster’ on Thursday 22nd March

BBC 6Music – Marc Riley played ‘Best of British Luck’ on 8th,13th and 19th March

Resonance FM – (London) Artrocker Radio – played ‘Ace of Hearts’ on 19th March

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The Nightingales & Ted Chippington October & November Tour Dates 2011

October 2, 2011

The Nightingales – THE LOST PLOT EP

Limited Edition 10″ Vinyl 45
Available only at shows or mail order from

Side 1
The Dishwater Kid (4’55”)
Don’t Harsh My Buzz (2’25”)
Side 2
Rocket Pool #2 (7’00”)


THE LOST PLOT TOUR 2011 – Part Two

THE NIGHTINGALES with special guest Ted Chippington


Fri 21 – NOTTINGHAM, Bodega Social Club

Sat 22 – CARDIFF University, Great Hall, supporting The Fall

Sun 23 – CHEMSFORD, Bitterscene @ Bassment Club w/ Mandeville

Mon 24 – NORWICH Arts Centre w/ Brothers–24-10-11-.aspx

Tue 25 – LONDON, 100 Club w/ David Cronenberg’s Wife + Tender Trap + Nathaniel Kidd And His Praying Guitar

Wed 26 – Live radio session on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show at 7.00pm

Wed 26 – MANCHESTER, Gullivers w/ Frazer King

Thu 27 – HULL, The Adelphi

Fri 28 – LEICESTER, The Soundhouse w/ Evil Dick & The Banned Members + Talking With Ghosts

Sat 29 – PRESTON, The Continental – Unpeeled: Tribute To John Peel All Dayer w/ Clinic + Lovely Eggs + The Bent Moustache + Float Riverer and many others

Sun 30 – BIRMINGHAM, Wagon & Horses (Digbeth) w/ Betty & The Id + Micronormous


Thu 3 – MUNICH, Sunny Red @ Feierwerk

Fri 4 – EBENSEE, KINO Kulturverein

Mon 7 – INNSBRUCK, Weekender

Tue 8 – VIENNA, B72



Robert Lloyd – THIS HAPPENED, THEN THIS (Nightingales Lyrics 2004 – 2010)

Robert Lloyd – WELL DONE, UNDERDOG (Nightingales Lyrics 1981 – 1983)

Robert Lloyd – ONLY MY OPINION (Nightingales Lyrics 1983 – 1985)

Recent CDs

Nightingales – INSULT TO INJURY

Nightingales – WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?

Nightingales – OUT OF TRUE

WALKING DOWN THE ROAD – A HISTORY OF… Ted Chippington 4CD box set

CD Reissues




The Nightingales & Ted Chippington Tour Dates October 2011

July 23, 2011

The Nightingales - THE LOST PLOT EP
October – UK Dates

The Nightingales with Ted Chippington

Fri 21st Oct – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
Sat 22nd Oct – Great Hall, Cardiff University, cardiff w/ the fall
Sun 23rd Oct – Bitterscene at Bassment club, chelmsford w/ local tbc
Mon 24th Oct – Norwich arts centre, norwich w/ brothers
Tue 25th Oct – 100 club, london w/ david cronenberg’s wife + another tbc
Wed 26th Oct – Marc Riley/bbc 6 music radio session, manchester
Wed 26th Oct – Gullivers, manchester w/ local tbc
Thu 27th Oct – The Adelphi, hull
Fri 28th Oct – The Soundhouse, leicester w/ evil dick & the banned members
Sat 29th Oct – The Continental, preston w/ float riverer + more tbc
Sun 30th Oct –  Wagon & Horses, birmingham w/ locals tbc

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Nightingales – UK Gigs October 2009

September 22, 2009

2 Oct – 02 Academy, Leeds THE NIGHTINGALES w/ The Fall


5 Oct – The Old Bell Hotel, Derby THE NIGHTINGALES + LONG LOST FRANK

these will be the last ‘gales gigs until march 2010

19 Sep – Westhill Community Centre, Brighton TED CHIPPINGTON + Violet Violet

24 Sep – Don Pedro’s, Brooklyn, New York TWO TEARS

24 Sep – Union Pool, Brooklyn, New York CHRISTY & EMILY

25 Sep – Bruar Falls, Brooklyn, New York CHRISTY & EMILY

26 Sep – Dave Johnson Memorial, Leicester MARIA & THE GAY

30 Sep – Bruar Falls, Brooklyn, New York TWO TEARS

3 Oct – Lamp Tavern, Dudley LONG LOST FRANK

9 Oct – Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham TED CHIPPINGTON w/ Simon Munnery

14 Nov – The Varsity, Wolverhampton LONG LOST FRANK

4 Dec – Albany Theatre (Steven Wells Memorial), ROBERT LLOYD

The Nightingales 26th April, 100 Club, Oxford Street, london

April 7, 2009


plus David Cronenburg’s Wife & DJ – Matt Wood

doors at 7.30



The Nightingales new album "Insult To Injury" Sunday 26th April 2009 at 100 Club London

February 2, 2009


The Nightingales+Ted Chippington+Violet Violet Insult To Injury tour dates 2009 so far

January 30, 2009

confirmed so far:

20 Apr 2009 BERLIN Wild At Heart
21 Apr 2009 HAMBURG    Hafenklang
22 Apr 2009 KOLN    Blue Shell
24 Apr 2009 MUNCHEN    59:1 Club
25 Apr 2009 ULM    Cat Cafe
26 Apr 2009 LONDON    100 Club
27 Apr 2009 MANCHESTER*    Marc Riley’s Brain Surgery/BBC 6 Music
27 Apr 2009 MANCHESTER*”    Night & Day Cafe
28 Apr 2009 WOLVERHAMPTON Little Civic

* no violets, ” hotpants romance replace ’em