The Nightingales was formed by a few members of The Prefects following that band’s demise in 1979.
Until recent times the Nightingales made one record for a label and then, by choice or otherwise, moved on. But since 2017 they have been going steady with Tiny Global Productions.
The first TGP release was a 10” EP, followed in 2018 by a 45rpm collaboration with Vic Godard – “Commercial Suicide Man”- and another critically acclaimed ‘Gales album “Perish The Thought”.
2019 saw the filming of a feature length Nightingales documentary film, “King Rocker” written by brilliant stand up comedian Stewart Lee, directed by Michael Cumming, and the recording of a new album. The album, “Four Against Fate”, was released in May 2020 and “King Rocker” had its TV premiere on Sky Arts in February 2021 to universal praise. Before too long there will be assorted reissues and records of previously unreleased material. Plus a couple of 45s featuring previously unheard Nightingales’ material and, by hook or by crook, more adventures will follow.
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Join Mr Ben & the Bens at Cluny2 in Newcastle. Known for their captivating, costume clad, joyous, pop performances. Mr Ben & the Bens sound like they were baptised in water from the church of indie classics, their songs echoing Belle & Sebastian, Teleman, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci and a bit of Bill Ryder-Jones.
Following 2019's album "Who Knows Jenny Jones?", and now signed to he magnificent Bella Union label for their latest album "Life Drawing", the band is still on an upward trajectory and right at the forefront of individual Northern creative talents producing work of real worth.
'An intoxicating mix of perfectly fitting melodies and vocal strafes' Clash Magazine
'Perfect pop, record of the week' Marc Riley BBC 6 music
'Shimmering with jangling optimism' Picadilly Records
Support from Family Selection Box
Welcome back to the mighty MUSH.
Tipped previously by the likes of BBC 6 Music, loud & quiet, uncut, q, stereogum, diy, the line of best fit, dork and more, Mush, comprising Hyndman (guitar/vox), Grant (bass/vox) and Porter (drums), present their own sonic idiosyncrasy. It’s a sound that blurs the lines of abstract surrealism, existentialism and social commentary; utilising guitars as tools in 2020 to stave off malaise whilst simultaneously commenting on the nation’s ability to fall into such dire straits. It’s a sensory overload of wiry tones that zig-zag between punk, prog and sardonic-funk with a relentless ability to reflect society’s faults and apathy in a unique and acerbic manner.
Support from Paper Beat Scissors and Nev Clay.
It's a huge honour to welcome back BLUE ORCHIDS.
Continuing the mystical thread and acid explorations which were a hallmark of The Fall's initial line-up, Martin Bramah has quietly crafted a trove of psychedelic visions unparalleled among musicians of his generation.
Blue Orchids endure as a living treasures of head music for post-punks, with a series of deeply-magical recordings.