Only just a year after Erland & The Carnival released their eponymous debut LP, the London-based trio are back with a second album that is reportedly “darkly poppy, more direct, more electronic and more twisted.”
Fronted by Orcadian (from the Orkney Islands) folk singer Erland Cooper, the band includes guitarist Simon Tong and drummer David Knock (The Orb, The Cult).
The cover is a documentary photo of the Enfield poltergeist at work in the late ‘70s, depicting a young Janet Hodgson being thrown across her bedroom by the much-debated dark spirit.
“I remember seeing the shot in a book when I was a kid and it always stuck with me,” says guitarist Simon Tong, ex of The Verve and The Good, The Bad & The Queen, now a guitar-for-hire in Gorillaz. “It influenced the music because we’re trying to create a soundtrack to an imaginary horror film about the supernatural.”
Nightingale is out now on Full Time Hobby, here’s the title track.