Erland and the Carnival (British folk-rock band)

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Erland & The Carnival are a British progressive folk rock band, formed in London, by multi-instrumentalist Simon Tong (formerly of The Verve), Orcadian folk guitarist and singer Gawain Erland Cooper and drummer/engineer David Nock. In 2010 they released their critically acclaimed eponymous debut album, and a year later released Nightingale to further widespread acclaim. Their third album "Closing Time" is due for release in the fall of 2014.

Erland & The Carnival are well known for their contemporary arrangements of traditional Scottish and English folk songs, resulting in a "wild pastiche of digital trickery and oral tradition that channels the spirit of '70s progressive rock while staying true to pop-song brevity."

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Year Title RatingReleases
2010 Erland and the Carnival 1
2011 Nightingale 1
2014 Closing Time 1

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