Band's second album 'Nightingale' set for March 7 release

Erland And The Carnival will release their second album ‘Nightingale’ on March 7 next year.

The band released their self-titled debut album in January this year, but they have already recorded the follow-up.

Erland And The Carnival features Simon Tong, who has worked with with The Verve, Blur and The Good, The Bad & The Queen and Gorillaz. Drummer Dave Nock, who plays with Paul McCartney‘s side-project The Firemen also features, along with singer Gawain Erland Cooper.

Tong described the new album as “a soundtrack to an imaginary horror film about the supernatural”. He has promised “a more direct album” than their debut.

The supernatural elements were perhaps inspired by the location of the album’s recording sessions: the bowels of a ship moored at Embankment on the river Thames in London.

The band have just completed a US tour supporting Paul Weller.