Erland and the Carnival Nightingale review

10 Mar

Not rubbish.

Whisper the words ‘folk rock’ to any self-respecting adult and the usual response will be for them to run away, twice as fast if the word ‘Mumford’ is involved in any way.

But despite falling loosely into this terrible genre, Nightingale, the latest from London-based troupe Erland and the Carnival, is actually quite good. One suspects the presence of former Verve and The Good, The Bad and The Queen man Simon Tong has something to do with it, as must the fact no one called Mumford is anywhere near it.


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