Are you sitting comfortably? Right, then I’ll begin...once upon a time...oh alright...maybe the idea of you sitting on my knee whilst I read you a story is all a bit Jimmy Saville eh? Anyway, as a bit of a taster for their hotly anticipated debut album (due out next year) Goodnight Lenin release a new single, A Cautionary Tale, through Static Caravan on October 29th. Mastered by John Wood (he’s worked with Nico, Nick Drake and Laughing Lennie Cohen amongst others) it’s a prime slice of Lenin featuring their trademark harmonies, emotionally worldly wise lyrics and nu folk leanings. It’s backed by the equally strong After All We Never Change That Much that you can watch here in its more buck naked, stripped back form.
The band’s been building a great live reputation at festivals and gigs across the country over the past couple of years picking up some impressive reviews along the way. With the frankly mind blowing success of other young folk bands (Mumford & Sons latest album’s the biggest selling release in both the UK and US this year) you wouldn't bet against 2013 being a particularly good year for them. Catch ‘em while you can when they support Dry The River on a couple of dates at the end of the month before heading out on their own tour in November. As is traditional now they also play a hometown Christmas show in Birmingham Cathedral on December 1st (it always sells out so if you want to go book yesterday, okay?).