NIGHTINGALES – Insult to injury

Nightingales - Insult to injury
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The Nightingales reformed infrequently before starting again in earnest in Spring 2004, with Lloyd being joined by original Prefect Alan Apperley and, after trying out various other members (including percussionist Aaron Moore of avant garde combo Volcano The Bear and teen guitar sensation Matt Wood), the group’s current line up features Lloyd, Apperley, ex Pram drummer Daren Garratt, guitarist Christine Edwards (from Christy & Emily) and Andreas Schmid (from Faust Studio) on bass.

Continuing to play intelligent, unclassifiable rock music around Lloyd's unique lyrics the group have been more productive than ever - releasing five 7' vinyl singles and three albums, touring their oddly dynamic live show in the UK, mainland Europe and USA several times and recording numerous radio sessions in England and America. Their U.S shows have included the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, and performances in Chicago and New York which were 'Pick Of The Week' in the Chicago Reader and Village Voice respectively.

In March 08 the group recorded a new album 'Insult To Injury' with Jochen Irmler of legendary German art rock innovators Faust. This record, the ’Gales best yet, was released in January 2009 and is their fourth album in the last two years. Following the album's they now will be touring Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

+ Heinrich Deisl/
+ Rock-a-rolla
+ The Gap Magazine
+ Uncut Magazine (UK)
+ Vice Magazine
+ Eclipsed Magazine
+ SoundSXP Webzine
+ Artrocker.TV Webzine
+ Sunday Times (UK)
+ Q Magazine
+ NOTES Magazine
+ Guitar Magazine

Recorded at Faust Studio, Scheer, Germany - March 2008
Produced by Hans-Joachim Irmler and the Nightingales
Mixed by Hans-Joachim Irmler and Andreas Schmid
Engineered by Andreas Schmid

Robert Lloyd - Vocals and Mouth Organ
Alan Apperley - Guitars, Bass and Keyboard
Daren Garratt - Drums, Perc and Melodeon
Matt Wood - Guitars, Bass and Stylophone

Guest Musicians: John Roberts, Andreas Schmid, Christy Edwards, Emily Manzo, Clara Kebabian, Ule Kriegsmann, Tine Rockefeller, Sabrina Schmid

1. I am Grimaldi
2. Old fruit
3. Doubly whammy bar
4. Brownhills united's tattooed southpaw
5. Little lambs
6. Kirklees ken
7. Big bones
8. Crap lech
9. Former florist to the queen
10. The kiss of life
11. Down with the blue lobsters
12. Watch your posture