ROBERT LLOYD of NIGHTINGALES – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE”
with ROBERT LLOYD of
NIGHTINGALES

“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is the fourth in a series this week of members of the wilfully obtuse, brilliantly lopsided, sonically superior band the Nightingales. As said in the last part, a brand new EP called “Become Not Becoming” by said Nightingales (Velvet Sheep favourites), is hurtling your way this Friday 27th January.

We’ve had new to vinyl guitarist Jim, bassist Andi with his mate making out with Mac DeMarco, the furiously tom rolling double “song for ewe” star Fliss and coming up in the next part, band-leader and lyricist, poet and prophet – the incomparable, irritably iridescent wordsmith Robert Lloyd!

Nightingales “Become Not Becoming” EP out tomorrow…

Mr. Lloyd has a compelling way with words, his kitchen sink dramas combining with a wry, sometimes meta view of the World and the Gales place in it. With the last couple of albums and now “Become Not Becoming” he and the reformed, reconstituted, revitalised band have really hit a rich seam of form, and Robert seems completely energised by the vocal interplay with tour de force drummer Fliss Kitson. I am mega excited about tomorrow’s release, and am pleased to welcome Robert back to the site after his Lucky 7 list a while back…

THE NIGHTINGALES – Lucky 7

but what did Robert go for this time. If you look less than an inch below this word, you’ll find out…

“The Ugly’s – A Quiet Explosion

The Ugly’s were a band from Birmingham that, amongst other local luminaries, featured Brum legend Steve Gibbons. Unsurprisingly, they never really cracked it as most of their material is nothing special. But this song is.

‘A Quiet Explosion’ was the B side of their second single but I think it is now generally recognised as the group’s greatest moment. It is way ahead of it’s time and not only their best number but in my opinion one of the best UK pop songs from the Sixties.”

THANKS SO MUCH ROBERT AND SEAN FROM MUTANTE. COME BACK TOMORROW FOR A REVIEW OF THE NEW EP…

Nightingales on tour 2017

FEBRUARY

Thu 16th Edinburgh, Leith Depot (w/ Blue Orchids)
Fri 17th Newcastle, Cumberland Arms (w/ Blue Orchids)
Sat 18th Halifax, Arden Road Social Club (w/ Blue Orchids)
Mon 20th Norwich, Norwich Arts Center
Tue 21st Reading, Facebar
Thu 23rd Bath, Komedia (w/ Membranes)
Fri 24th Southampton, Talking Heads (w/ Membranes)
Sat 25th Brighton, Green Door Store
Sun 26th Southend, Railway Hotel
Mon 27th Cambridge, The Portland Arms

APRIL

Fri 28th Liverpool, Magnet (w/ Blue Orchids)
Sat 29th Manchester, Ritz (w/ Membranes)
Sun 30th Middlesborough, Westgarth Social Club (w/ Blue Orchids)

MAY

Mon 1sr Preston, Continental (w/ Blue Orchids)
Fri 5th Glasgow, Stereo (w/ Blue Orchids)
Sat 6th Dundee, Beat Generator (w/ Blue Orchids)

http://thenightingales.org.uk/

Author: Nick Hutchings

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