Goodnight Lenin
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Goodnight Lenin

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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Discography

Single - Crook In The Creek - Static Caravan - VAN218
EP - The Wenceslas Square EP - Static Caravan - VAN235

Album due in 2013...

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Formed in the autumn of 2009, Goodnight Lenin’s songs are reminiscent of the singer songwriters of the 1960s & 1970s, whilst still being relevant to the modern day listener.
Inspired by Dylan, Young and Simon & Garfunkel, they constantly strive to deliver honest, experience based lyrics that flow along into their carefully crafted sound that seamlessly crosses genres.

In the beginning, Goodnight Lenin remained undiscovered until a video from a low key gig played in a friend’s kitchen surfaced online. Shortly afterwards they were booked to headline the Lunar Stage at Moseley Folk Festival where they performed immediately before another of their great inspirations - Donovan.

The aptly named ‘Kitchen Tour’ was to continue throughout the start of 2010, whilst also playing shows with First Aid Kit, Darwin Deez, The Features and opening British Sea Power’s festival ‘Sing From Ye Hillsides’ as well playing a packed out set at Bestival.

With press and word of mouth rapidly drawing attention to the band, they entered the studio to record their first single ‘Crook in the Creek’ which was released through Static Caravan Recordings in August 2010.

With the single released, they were blessed enough to receive their inaugural radio play recently on Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour, BBC Radio 6 Music as well as receiving regular radio play from XFM and BBC Radio 2.

They rounded of the year with a special hometown show at St Paul’s Church which, similar to their single launch, sold out well in advance.

At the end of 2010, Goodnight Lenin entered the studio with Brian Duffy (Modified Toy Orchestra) and Tim Felton (Broadcast & Seeland) to record their debut EP ‘The Wenceslas Square EP’ which was released in July 2011.

Word of mouth continued to spread in the spring months and they were asked to play Glastonbury, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling, Secret Garden Party and Lounge On The Farm amongst others (15 in total!). The summer was completed with a headline sell out show in Birmingham at MAC outdoor amphitheatre which saw 450 people celebration the launch of their debut EP.

They rounded off 2011 with their first full UK tour which finished with a headline show at Birmingham Cathedral... again it was another sell out

In 2012, the band went out on the road again for a full tour support of Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny which saw them play 12 dates together with Goodnight Lenin joining them on stage each night for a rendition of Madonna’s ‘Like A Prayer’.
The band are currently in the studio working on their debut album with plenty of UK festivals confirmed for the summer months.

They are now looking to venture in Europe a secondary market.

Upcoming Shows

19th May 2012 – Liverpool Sound City – Leaf Lounge W/Sweet Billy Pilgrim
2nd June 2012 – The Lunar Festival
7th July 2012 – Lounge On The Farm Festival
18th August 2012 – Summer Sundae Weekender
19th August 2012– Greenman Festival
1st September 2012– Moseley Folk Festival
15th September 2012 – Berkhamsted Music & Comedy Festival