After releasing two EPs (one of which was produced by composer and ex-The Coral guitarist, Bill Ryder-Jones) and continually touring the UK, BIRD have gained a large loyal following and garnered praise from all corners, including BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 6Music and have even been invited to play sessions for Simon Raymonde (The Cocteau Twins/Bella Union). The Guardian, Metro, NYLON, NME, Q Track of the Day, TLOBF and Channel 4 are just some who have featured the band. They recently played at the BBC6Music Festival, and are currently on tour in Europe supporting Rodriguez playing to sold out venues of 3,000!
Support slots with Wild Beasts, Soley, King Charles, PINS, Poltergeist (Echo and The Bunnymen), Stealing Sheep and Rodriguez have cemented BIRD as a formidable live presence. They were invited in 2013 to play at Festival Number 6, The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City.
Retaining the atmosphere and dark heart of their early EPs, and combining this with melodic hooks, stark lyrical imagery and intensely-layered soundscapes – the band utilise instruments such as harp and theremin to add to their unique sound.
UK Tour dates
2nd June – Joiners, Southampton
3rd June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
5th June- Broadcast, Glasgow
6th June – The Compass, Chester
9th June – Basement, York
10th June – Bodega, Nottingham
16th June – Birdcage, Bristol
17th June – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
18th June – Railway Inn, Winchester
19th June – Hoxton Bar & Grill, London
21st June – First Chop Brewery, Manchester
19th July – Astral Coast Festival, New Brighton, Wirral
1st- 3rd August – Kendal Calling – The Lakes