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Four Against Fate

by The Nightingales

  • Record/Vinyl

    Very likely the best album of 2020, and easily the best in a career that's lasted for decades. "Four Against Fate" is the latest in a string of brilliant releases, but here it all comes together like nothing they've done before.

    Hot on the heels of an expanded deluxe edition 2xLP reissue of their classic "No Love Lost", "Four Against Fate" was recorded late last autumn at Faust Studio in Scheer Germany by bassist Andi Schmid and mastered by Young Marble Giants' Stuart Moxham. It features Clara Kebabian on violin, Kate Armitage from Hotpants Romance on sax, and Mark Bedford from Madness / Near Jazz Experience on double bass.

    Hightlights are too many to list - the immediacy of The Top Shelf, the stirring album closer The Desperate Quartet and the what-the-fuck-is-that madness of "Everything, Everywhere, All Of The Time" . . . any one of them (and several others) could be a hit, and the band will be launching another long UK tour starting in April, two jaunts to Europe and more dates later in the year. 2020 will also see the debut of the Stewart Lee / Michael Cumming film about Robert and the band, "King Rocker", and it's inevitable that there will be some special performances surrounding that.

    Includes digital pre-order of Four Against Fate. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    shipping out on or around April 18, 2020

      £18 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Packaged in an earth-friendly eco-pack, the compact disc version of "Four Against Fate" was designed for fans on the go, especially those with a car stereo.

    Very likely the best album of 2020, and easily the best in a career that's lasted for decades. "Four Against Fate" is the latest in a string of brilliant releases, but here it all comes together like nothing they've done before.

    Hot on the heels of an expanded deluxe edition 2xLP reissue of their classic "No Love Lost", "Four Against Fate" was recorded late last autumn at Faust Studio in Scheer Germany by bassist Andi Schmid and mastered by Young Marble Giants' Stuart Moxham. It features Clara Kebabian on violin, Kate Armitage from Hotpants Romance on sax, and Mark Bedford from Madness / Near Jazz Experience on double bass.

    Hightlights are too many to list - the immediacy of The Top Shelf, the stirring album closer The Desperate Quartet and the what-the-fuck-is-that madness of "Everything, Everywhere, All Of The Time" . . . any one of them (and several others) could be a hit, and the band will be launching another long UK tour starting in April, two jaunts to Europe and more dates later in the year. 2020 will also see the debut of the Stewart Lee / Michael Cumming film about Robert and the band, "King Rocker", and it's inevitable that there will be some special performances surrounding that.

    Includes digital pre-order of Four Against Fate. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    Includes digital pre-order of Four Against Fate. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    shipping out on or around April 18, 2020

      £15 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Four Against Fate. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases April 18, 2020

      £7.50 GBP  or more

     

1.
Thicko Rides Again
2.
The Top Shelf
3.
Neverender
4.
Wicked Winter (Lost In Highland Park)
5.
Then I Felt
6.
The End Began Somewhere
7.
Devil's Due
8.
Everything, Everywhere, All Of The Time
9.
The Other Side
10.
On The Make
11.
Simple Soul
12.
The Desperate Quartet

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releases April 18, 2020

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