The Nocturnes certainly are a fantasy pop, slowcore, and folk-influenced band led by Emma Ruth Rundle, who later on built a wider following with experimental post-rockers Red Sparowes. Originally located in New Zealand, the group started in 2007 as the duo of guitarist/vocalist Rundle and drummer Daniel Yasmin. Collectively they released debut EP Wellington in early 2008. A yr later on they relocated to LA, added bassist/vocalist Paris Patt, and provided their 1st full-length, A Yr of Springtime. Further lineup adjustments ensued during 2010 as Yasmin departed and Andrew Clinco stepped in as guitarist/vocalist, with this drummerless incarnation from the Nocturnes playing for the Go on KXLU EP that springtime, and Dave Clifford (Pleasure Forever) becoming a member of as drummer later on that yr. This quartet provided the haunting, hazy sophomore LP Aokigahara in summer season 2011.