Track Of The Day – Bird – ‘Ophelia’

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 ;) )

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

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

3 thoughts on “Track Of The Day – Bird – ‘Ophelia’”

  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!

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  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!

    Reply

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