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The Nightingales

The Nightingales

Indie Pomona, CA  US


Crazy/ You Drive Me Crazy Mashup Glee (Cover)


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    May 18

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    May 20

  • Thu

    May 21

    Glasgow, UK | 3:30pm

    The Nightingales + Ted Chippington + Psychic Soviets + Breakfast Muff The Nightingales were formed by former Prefects (Clash's 'White Riot Tour', Peel favourites, etc) vocalist Robert Lloyd and recorded a bunch of albums and 45s in the 1980s - as well as playing shows throughout Europe as headliners and supporting acts as diverse as Bo Diddley and Nico - but stopped working when Lloyd decided to combine a 'solo career' with money earning manual labour.Around a decade ago Lloyd chose to revive the 'Gales but not as a nostalgia act performing old material for the entertainment of the affluent and ageing ex punk/indie brigade but as an uncompromising, confrontational contemporary group. His idea of what the band should be doing has taken time to come to fruition largely due to the coming and going of various mercenary, starry eyed, wastrel &/or part time musicians but during the recording of the 'Insult To Injury' album in 2008 Lloyd met Schmid who joined the band and at last the group "got good" (R.Lloyd).The Nightingales then "got great" when former Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson joined the group a year or so later prior to recording the Cooking Vinyl album 'No Love Lost' in 2012. The Violets had been a regular support to the 'Gales over the years and Lloyd had always been an admirer of Kitson's playing so when that band split up and she agreed to become a Nightingale he was "made up" and finally the group was "proper".This line up (completed by original Prefect Alan Apperley on guitar) became a top notch live unit and following the sold out, self released 'For Fuck's Sake' LP in April '14, the streamlined four piece Nightingales embarked on their most successful UK tour to date before writing the new album and recording in September at the end of a short tour of Germany and Austria. 'Mind Over Matter' is a short, sharp blast of melody, rhythm, irritation and humour. The group might play around but does not fuck about. They may indulge themselves but do not waste your time. They could be mad but are most certainly diligent.https://thenightingales.bandcamp.com/Ted Chippington - Underground comedy national treasure from the west midlands, championed in his early days (the eighties) by both the Fall and the New Musical Express which lead to Warner Brothers releasing a single which went down in history as earning Ted "1000 and a really nice curry". Ted started performing live again in 2007 after 17 years and has since toured with Nightingales, appeared on the culture show and released a boxset of his work.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcXj_ZdKmcQPsychic Soviets : New glasgow band bursting with energy, presence and amazing tracks. So much attack, melody and style; see it to believe it. For fans of the Fall, Fire Engines, The Yummy Fur, the Royal We and the Stooges. Screw it, let's dance. http://psychicsoviets.bandcamp.com/Breakfast Muff : new wave of no shave broken pop restorative punk mandarin fromage in a warm bath frothing with juicey bits. Really quite smashing, "next biggest thing since Bread & the Slices" - Marc Styley. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1HHQUqwnlYRight on.

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    Jun 3

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    Aug 29

    Brighton, UK | 3:00pm
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