Currently without a record company or management, The Nightingales are 100% independent – so Louder Than War doesn’t mind giving them a bit of free advertising space by passing on details of their new album, to be titled For Fuck’s Sake, and its associated upcoming tour.
The limited edition album (600 copies only) was recorded at Faust Studio during September 2013 and it’ll be released on 180g vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. You’ll also receive a download coupon when you buy it.
The album can be pre-ordered online before April 9 from here: nightingales.bigcartel.com.
After that date the only way to get a copy will be at a The Nightingales gig. So it’s good news that the band have also just announced a UK tour, starting on, you guessed it, 9th April. As per usual they’ll be dragging our and John Peel’s favourite rocking comedian out on the road with them – the one and only Ted Chippington, dubbed, a “special guest” in the press release (for obvious reasons).
The Nightingales UK Tour – April 2014:
- Wed 9 – Norwich, Arts Centre + Buoys. Tickets.
- Thu 10 – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms + Jump The Shark. Tickets.
- Fri 11 – Bristol, The Thunderbolt + New Cowboy Builders. Tickets.
- Sat 12 – Margate, Tom Thumb Theatre. Tickets.
- Wed 16 – Cambridge, Portland Arms + Kepler + Motor Tapes. Tickets.
- Thu 17 – London, The Borderline + Phill Jupitus as Porky The Poet + Chin Of Britain. Tickets.
- Fri 18 – Liverpool, East Village Arts Club + support. Tickets.
- Sat 19 – Scarborough, The Spa Pub + Crumplehorns – Record Store Day Celebration, Free entry. Details.
- Sun 20 – Hull, Adelphi. Details.
- Mon 21 – Derby, The Hairy Dog + support. Tickets.
- Tue 22 – Manchester, Kraak + Politburo. Tickets.
- Wed 23 – Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy + Sharptooth. Tickets.
- Thu 24 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Cluny + support. Tickets.
- Fri 25 – Edinburgh, Citrus Club + Paul Vickers & The Leg. Tickets and Tickets.
- Sat 26 – Bradford, 1 In 12 Club + The Family Elan. Benefit for Bradford Women’s Aid. Details.
- Sun 27 – Brighton, The Prince Albert + Helen McCookerybook. Tickets.
The Nightingales also have a live radio session for BBC 6Music’s Marc Riley Show slated in for Tues 15 April at 19.00hrs.
There are currently two free downloads from the ‘Gales bi-monthly ‘Covers Club’ available at their Bandcamp or via the embedded widgets below. These two tracks are the groups takes on songs by Joanna Newsom (Book Of Right On) and Christy & Emily (Ghost). A third song will be added in early March, check out the band’s Facebook page for more details.
New T-Shirts, other merch & back catalogue records, etc, can be purchased via their Big Cartel account.