Birmingham band booked to warm up for Ocean Colour Scene

Goodnight Lenin

Goodnight Lenin

Birmingham band Goodnight Lenin will be warming up for Ocean Colour Scene as the second act on the bill on the first night of this year’s Moseley Folk Festival.

Apart from a Glastonbury appearance with a preceding warm up show Goodnight Lenin have only played a handful of dates this year as they prepare their debut album.

At the time of going to press that elusive first album has been completed.

It was mostly recorded live onto analogue tape to create the warm and raw feel they desired and is currently being mixed by Jonathan Wilson in the sunny climes of California.

With release details to follow the band head to Moseley Park to play to their biggest audience to date and show their faithful Birmingham contingent what they have been doing.

With the entire Birmingham quintet boasting Irish descent, as the band’s schedule picks up following the album release a return to Ireland might be on the cards.

The band completed a short tour with Beth Jeans Houghton last year, playing three dates in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Goodnight Lenin are a close-knit band of five long-time friends, all in their twenties. A band that believes great music is from the heart and that playing live should be an extension of this experience.

The soaring vocals of Fell, Conway and McCreedy intertwine, whilst beneath them Sherlock and Berry build a solid brooding foundation for their sound.

Goodnight Lenin deliver intricate harmonies and honest, experience based lyrics that flow along into their carefully crafted sound that seamlessly crosses genres.

Formed in the autumn of 2009, their songs are reminiscent of the singer songwriters of the sixties and seventies, whilst still being relevant to the modern day listener.

Among their influences they cite Bob Dylan, CSN, The Band, Neil Young and Simon & Garfunkel.

Ocean Colour Scene will be performing their epic Moseley Shoals album at the festival on the night of Friday August 30. The festival runs until September 1. To find out more visit www.moseleyfolk.co.uk.