Songs To Learn And Sing – Birdland, Mechanical Bride, The Rialto Burns.


Birdland  Return!!


“Everybody’s Dreaming” – Birdland.

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It seems Birdland are back!!  In the late eighties Birdland  burst on to the scene looking somewhat  like a ‘Midwitch Cuckoo’  version of the Ramones or The Stooges replete with a frenzied, amphetamine  fuelled sound. They were quickly called the next big thing by the music press,  alas timing is everything and the decision to delay their debut album meant that  they failed to take advantage of their escalating  fan base. Sadly by the time the debut album finally emerged, the press had found new media darlings and Birdland were lost amongst Britpoppers and grunge . However if you listen to songs like ‘Hollow Heart’, ‘Sugar Blood’ and ‘Sleep With Me’, you’ll find they have aged remarkably well.  If the  demo above is anything to go by it looks like this reunion could be a lot of fun….Now can I squeeze into my skinny jeans for one last hurrah???

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Mechanical Bride.

Mechanical Bride - VPME

“Colour Of Fire” By Mechanical Bride.

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‘Colour Of Fire’ is available to download for free from the Mechanical Bride official site now – ‘Colour Of Fire’ is taken from Mechanical Bride’s debut album ‘Living With Ants’, released 6th June via Transgressive.

Mechanical Bride, AKA 25 year old songwriter and self-taught musician Lauren Doss, her work has been compared to PJ Harvey, Laura Marling and Bat For Lashes.

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The Rialto Burns.

The Rialto Burns

‘Learning To Fight’ By The Rialto Burns.

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Liverpool’s The Rialto Burns release the ‘For The Asking’ EP on 13 June 2011 – an energetic 10 tracker full of cavernous, dark moments, electrical soaring highs.

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.


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