Nightingale sounds dark, dank even; the result of being recorded among the creaking and groaning history of a large ship moored on the river Thames that was successively used as an undercover attack ship for the British navy and a pirate radio station. Erland & The Carnival may take deep-rooted inspiration from folk, but make no mistake, Nightingale is a rock record, an intricate psychedelic circus of guitars and hooks that will, as Erland sings on "I'm Not Really Here," "...slip into your dream before the end of the show."
Here's what the press have been saying;
Clash "fabulous in every way"
The Guardian "sublime"
The Times "thrilling collection of dark psych-pop"
NME "a rich and strange bag of tricks"
The Fly "a deliciously dark package"
Daily Mirror "shaping new territory"