"a record that will haunt you" Q ****
"...thrilling collection of dark psych-pop and twisted folk" The Times ****
"Fabulous in every way" Clash 8/10
"one deliciously dark package" The Fly 4.5*
"teemingly inventive arrangements find the common ground between garage psychedelia, folktronica and medieval dream poetry" The Observer
"weatherbeaten new wave, found sounds and gauzy longeurs" Word
"...thrilling and beautiful." 8/10 Drowned in Sound
"Each listen treats you with a new experience, sometimes eerie, sometimes uplifting- always brilliant." Artrocker ****
'This Night' the latest single from Nightingale finds Erland & The Carnival doing what they do best – pulling in a range of disparate influences to create something totally unique.
The lyrics are shamelessly borrowed from Morrissey and Lionel Bart's Oliver. The music is part
the Strokes first album, part Television and part Banana Splits theme music.
On the B-side is a new track 'Deep In Love', a traditional song collected by Cecil Sharp
and Peter Kennedy amongst many others and is about a girl that falls pregnant and
drowns herself because she can never be with the father as he has gone off to sea… but then he
comes home. The usual tragic way of the folk song.
Due for digital release on 25th July.
Here's a video the chaps made for MTV-Iggy at SXSW, in an abandoned shop in Austin, Texas.