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ARTIST
TITLE
Perish The Thought
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PICI 020CD PICI 020CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/2/2018

It's unusual for an act to hit its peak after four decades; yet Perish The Thought is evidence to the contrary. The Nightingales have notoriously had a new label for each new album, a fact which might reasonably call for consumer caution, but they don't fit in with anything like a scene, they speak their own musical language, and while they bust out slogans about being "slightly superior to others of their ilk", the truth is, they have no ilk. Faust's Hans-Joachim Irmler adds keyboards and The Lovely Eggs's Holly Blackwell's languid voice features on one song. John Peel noted, "their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans". It's doubtful he would have bothered with such a pre-emptive defense if he'd been able to witness the explosive growth of the band during their second incarnation.The Nightingales were formed by vocalist Robert Lloyd, formerly of The Prefects (part of The Clash's "White Riot Tour," John Peel favorites, etc.), and feature Andreas Schmid on bass, former Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson, and original Prefect Alan Apperley on guitar. Specially commissioned artwork by the David Yates.