The Birthday Suit return with single A Bigger World released on 4th November 2014 via Sing It Alone. The single features Scott Hutchinson from Frightened Rabbit and is a rousing three minutes of swelling vocals, strings and catchy riffs. With this latest offering, The Birthday Suit are stepping forward with their heads held high as Rod Jones transcends his Idlewild roots, proving himself to be one of Scotland’s finest songwriting talents.
Rod from The Birthday Suit featured as a guest on Steve Lamacq‘s Roundtable recently. You can still listen to the show online. The video for A Bigger World also premiered on Clash but is now available to watch via the band’s YouTube channel.
A Bigger World is the first single from the band’s third album A Hollow Hole Of Riches, which will be released on 3rd March 2014. With their first two albums, Rod was finding his feet after Idlewild announced their indefinite hiatus but this is a more cohesive sound. The Birthday Suit are very much in keeping with Scotland’s finest musical exports, writing tunes that are exciting and diverse, songs brewed with heart and passion, which tell stories, hearts on sleeves for all to see.
A Bigger World sets the scene for the album’s overall theme of isolation, as each one of us exists within our own small world, but that’s not to say the lyrics are bleak – far from it. It’s a celebration of diversity, and the constantly shifting nature of perspective.
A Bigger World is due for release on 4th November via Sing It Alone. The track is available to download free with all pre-orders of the album, for more information, visit The Birthday Suit’s official website.