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Watch Erland & The Carnival’s new “Springtime” video now at VEVO.

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As daffodils bloom and lambs gambol in the fields, there can be no better time to announce that the next single to be taken from Erland & The Carnival’s new album, Nightingale, is “Springtime.” But as is a theme of the new album, this is a song with a dark heart, a tale of escape propelled by minor chords, expectant drums and cascading synths. And as with many Erland & The Carnival songs, its root is in the folk music of the past.

“The melody and lyric is adapted from a Ralph Vaughan Williams-collected song called In The Springtime,” says guitarist Simon Tong. “We looked to contemporise the original melody with this track as the original felt a bit overblown in a band setting,” adds drummer David Nock.

Click the player below to watch the all-new video for “Springtime” now at VEVO.

Order Nightingale on CD now at the Yep Roc Webshop and get the full digital album plus the bonus digital track “The Ballad of Egremont” in your Stash instantly to start enjoying right away! Here’s what the critics are saying about Nightingale.

a record that will haunt you” **** – Q
…thrilling collection of dark psych-pop and twisted folk” – The Times

Fabulous in every way” 8/10 – Clash

one deliciously dark package” **** – The Fly

teemingly inventive arrangements find the common ground between garage psychedelia, folktronica and medieval dream poetry” – The Observer

weatherbeaten new wave, found sounds and gauzy longeurs” – Word

spooked psychedelia” **** – The Daily Mirror

a glorious grab-bag of modern psych” – NME