The Nightingales + Near Jazz Experience @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester [25 September]

The Nightingales + Near Jazz Experience


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25
September
19:00 - 23:00

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Soup Kitchen
31-33 Spear Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1DF Manchester, United Kingdom
Anyone who’s heard their latest release 'Commercial Suicide Man' with guest collaborator, our old friend, Vic Godard, will know that The Nightingales are sounding better than ever. That’s why we’re delighted they return to Manchester in September.

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

Described in John Robb’s definitive book on post punk (“Death To Trad Rock”) as “The misfits’ misfits” and comprising 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 – pretty much always ‘Single Of The Week’ in the music press – and three albums, plus many radio sessions for their great supporter Peel. 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.

After fucking about with various part timers, starry eyed wastrels, precious sorts and mercenaries the group arrived at it’s current line up, which features Lloyd, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass, ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson and on guitar James Smith, who Lloyd had spotted playing with Damo Suzuki.

Since restarting the group have been more productive than ever – releasing six 7″ vinyl singles, two 10″ EPs and six studio albums, touring England, mainland Europe and USA numerous times, playing various festivals and recording many radio sessions along the way.

Until recently the Nightingales made one record for a label and then moved on. They continue to operate with no manager, booking agent, publisher, et al. They work equally well with pop musicians, rock n rollers and the avant garde. Independent, maverick, diligent, daft, blah blah.

The band’s latest releases for their new mates at Tiny Global Productions, are a six track 10” mini album “Become Not Becoming” (2017) and a 7” 45 collaboration with the great Vic Godard in May 2018 – “Commercial Suicide Man”.

Later in the year a new album, titled “Perish The Thought”, will be released with an extensive UK/Euro tour to coincide.

By hook or by crook, more adventures will follow…
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