ALBUM REVIEW: Nightingales – Four Against Fate | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 22.05.20







Like a finely seasoned wine, or more aptly bottle of whisky, after 40 years and counting Robert Lloyd and his Nightingales have released their eleventh and quite possibly greatest work.

The ultimate post-punk outsiders with their angular weaving guitars and quality croon of quirk, quark and quality controller Lloyd, have wedded greatest hit hooks to their lyric laden largesse. This band is tight, with everyone heavily involved; all four voices sing out here. Driven onwards by the tribal stomp of Fliss Kitson, also a vocal counterpoint to Lloyd still as ever the main man, the album demonstrates a complexity that rewards frequent re-listening and reimagining. Four Against Fate bristles with anti-glam rock is the most riff-tastic of ways.


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