My Fear and Me
Debut Album – 19th May 2014
“We love BIRD and are very much looking forward to seeing them play the BBC 6 Music Festival’s main stage this year.” Lauren Laverne
“I’m a big fan of BIRD and Adele Emmas’ ethereal, haunting vocals.” Tom Robinson
“BIRD are creating music that’s hauntingly beautiful and forcefully captivating.” Guardian
BIRD is the creation of Adele Emmas, Sian Williams, Alexis Samata and Christian Sandford. Hailing from Liverpool, they create dark, haunting yet enrapturing music which will entice you into their otherworldly universe.
With a dynamic mixture of power and fragility, BIRD combine hypnotic, tribal drum beats, atmospheric guitars and dreamlike synth-scapes to create the foundation for Adele’s beautiful, siren-esque vocals and lyrical poetry.
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 garnering 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 a few who have featured the band. They recently played at the BBC6Music Festival, and at the end of March they will be on tour in Europe supporting Rodriguez
They have also shared the stage with the likes of Wild Beasts, Soley, King Charles, PINS, Poltergeist (Echo and The Bunnymen) and Stealing Sheep which cemented BIRD’s reputation as a formidable live presence. In 2013 they performed at Festival Number 6, The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City.
Now with new Liverpool label, Baltic Records, launched in 2013 under ADA, BIRD have been working with producer Darren Jones to create their debut album entitled, My Fear and Me to be released 19th May 2014.
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.
9th May – Basement, York
30th May – Bath Fringe Festival, Bath
2nd June – Joiners, Southampton
3rd June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
5th June- Broadcast, Glasgow
6th June – The Compass, Chester
17th June – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
18th June – Railway Inn, Winchester
19th June – Hoxton Bar & Grill, London
19th July – Astral Coast Festival, New Brighton, Wirral
1st- 3rd August – Kendal Calling – The Lakes