EG Presents announce that, following a much-postponed but largely sold out tour of 2021, The Nightingales will again tour the UK in Spring 2022.
Birmingham’s original punk group The Prefects had been part of The Clash’s ‘White Riot Tour’, recorded Peel sessions, released a 45 on Rough Trade and, years after splitting, had a retrospective released by Fire Records offshoot label Call Of The Void to glowing reviews. The Nightingales was formed by a few members of The Prefects following that band’s demise in 1979. Comprising an ever-fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, they enjoyed cult status in the early 80’s and were championed by John Peel, who said, “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”.
In the late Eighties the Nightingales stopped working but, following the occasional gig between times, they re-grouped in 2004, arriving at the current (and now long standing) line up, which features Lloyd, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass, ex Violet Violet wonder drummer Fliss Kitson and on guitar James Smith, who Lloyd had spotted playing with Damo Suzuki. The latest album ‘Four Against Fate’ is out now on Tiny Global Productions.