The Nightingales
  • Indie/ Punk
  • The Nightingales are an indie and post-punk outfit formed in 1979 and re-formed in 2004.

    Key members include: Robert Lloyd - vocals/ mouth organ, Fliss Kitson - drums/ vocals, Andreas Schmid - bass/ vocals and James Smith - guitar/ vocals.

    The band was initially formed in Birmingham from members of punk band The Prefects (featuring Joe Crow).

    They have been described as a 'typical John Peel band' and featured in a few of the broadcaster's annual 'Festive 50s'.

    Album releases include their 1982 debut, "Pigs on Purpose", plus "Hysterics" (1983), "In The Good Old Country Way" (1986),"Out of True" (2006), "What's Not To Love?" (2007), "Insult To Injury" (2008), "No Love Lost" (2012), "For Fucks Sake" (2014) and 2015's "Mind Over Matter".

    Chart singles include: "Paraffin Brain", "Crafty Fag" and "It's a Cracker".

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The Nightingales - Photo: Anthony John Sayer
The Nightingales
Photo: Anthony John Sayer

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