Track Of The Day – Bird – ‘Ophelia’

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If you thought Bird were good before (and we did) prepare for a visit to your local purveyor of socks to replace the ones that will have been blown off* by ‘Ophelia’ the trio’s lead track from their new Bill Ryder Jones produced EP.  The band have yet again spread their creative wings and currently seem to be effortlessly scaling new artistic heights with every release.  This is in many ways the sound that Bird were always destined to make and is probably a defining moment in their musical evolution.  ‘Ophelia’ channels all the dark, strange bleak, beauty that has become their trademark and fashions it into a moment of perfect clarity and crystalline beauty.  Of course, we always knew they were more than capable of this and the last 18 months has seen the band’s music slowly morph into something truly special.  The sky’s the limit for these Birds (and Alex Wink )

*Yes, yes, we know, this is the only review you’ll ever read containing THAT particular line outside of a Carry On film Wink

Bird is  Adele Emmas (singer, songwriter) Sian Williams (guitar, harmonies) and Alexis Samata (drums)

Tickets for their EP launch are available HERE

Our previous interviews with Adele can be found HERE  and HERE

And catch them on tour around the UK

February
15th Liverpool -The Leaf
16th Sowerby Bridge – Puzzle Hall
18th Edinburgh Electric Circus
19th Inverness Hootananny
20th Glasgow King Tuts
22nd York The Duchess
26th Manchester Castle
27th Leicester The Scholar Bar @Leicester University –

March

1st Milton Keynes Zone
2nd London Upstairs @ The Garage
4th March Brighton The Hope
5th march Bournemouth The Winchester
7th March Bristol Start the bus
10th March Birmingham The Yardbird Jazz Club
11th London Brixton Windmill

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. 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.

Discussion3 Comments

  1. Ahhh – I’m loving this one. A touch of ethereal goth. The stark simplicity of basic instruments (bass guitar, drums and unadorned guitar) allows the voices to take their rightful place out front. A quality track!

  2. Ahhh – I'm loving this one. A touch of ethereal goth. The stark simplicity of basic instruments (bass guitar, drums and unadorned guitar) allows the voices to take their rightful place out front. A quality track!

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