Following the success of a crowd funding campaign, in the autumn of 2015 The Nightjar relocated to a farmhouse in rural Portugal to begin recording what would become their first full-length offering. The recording process was completed following many late night sessions in this rural idyll, and features material recorded on the most basic of equipment, and in some very interesting locations including the faded-grandeur of the bar in Serta's dilapidated Old Town, on the equally run-down piano. What the album captures is a raw honesty and directness - only possible with the band being removed from their everyday lives.
releases May 3, 2018
The Nightjar: Objects
01 All Objects Will Cease (Thomas)
02 The Birds Were Made To Sing For Us (Thomas/Kirby)
03 Wardrobe (Thomas/Kirby)
04 Cockleshell (Thomas)
05 The Lead And Line (Kirby/Thomas)
06 Hangman (Trad. Arr. Kirby)
07 Black Waters (Thomas)**
08 Dle Yaman (Trad. Arr. Kirby)
09 In The Sky Or In The Ground (Kirby)
Jez Anderson - electric guitar
Mo Kirby - vocals
Sarah Ricketts - bass, vocals
Pete Thomas - guitars, drums*, vocals
*except Track 01 drums by Malcolm Bray.
Recorded by Pete Thomas at Quinta Sao José, Sertã, Portugal.
Mixed by Pete Thomas at The Old Mine House, Devon, UK.
Mastered by Antony Ryan at RedRedPaw Mastering.
**Contains sample "Raindrops On A Shingle Roof" courtesy of The Finnish Broadcasting Company.
Jez Anderson - photographs
Mo Kirby - illustrations
Sarah Ricketts - graphic design
This album was made possible by the support and generosity of the following people:
Paul Michelmore, Jon Ruffer, Pop Wilkinson, Charles Mbology, all at The Old Mine House, Paul Blakemore, Matan Rochlitz, Arran Glass, Leanne and Malcolm Bray, James and Zarah Topping, Katie Smith, Sam Lee, Cousin Anna, Cousin Richard, Elsa Marçal, Helder Casimiro, Clube de Sertã, Sean Lakeman, James Cameron, Matt Senior and all of the crowd funding supporters.
All tracks © The Nightjar 2016