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BIRDS OF TOKYO | the AU review
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BIRDS OF TOKYO

Single of the Day: Birds of Tokyo "I’d Go With You Anywhere" (2015)

Birds of Tokyo’s sound has shifted a long way over the last five or so years, but we can’t be sad that they’re taking a more pop-oriented direction when it’s as perfectly created as their new single, “I’d Go With You Anywhere”. There’s no sign on this track featuring on a forthcoming album, but instead will feature on a compilation release, which is set to be fully announced in the coming few weeks. Check out the new single here:

Birds of Tokyo and John Butler Trio headline VANFEST in Forbes, NSW this December

The NSW regional music festival VANFEST is back in 2015 with a huge line up of Australian music all-stars and up and comers. A cohort of impressive Australian bands and artists will be hitting up Forbes, NSW on December 5th for a day of some of the best that this country has to offer.

Foals and Bloc Party lead the first artist announcement for the Falls & Southbound festivals!

Now that Splendour in the Grass is over for another year, Australian festival goers can now look ahead to the next major run of festivals coming up over the New Year period and for 2015, the crew behind the Falls and Southbound festivals have delivered a pretty slick line up of artists set to bring in your New Year right. Leading the first artist announcement of the festival tour are Foals and Bloc Party, both British bands who have long enjoyed a successful relationship with fans in Australia.

This That Festival names Birds of Tokyo, Asta, Tkay Maidza and more on inaugural line up!

A new festival is coming to Newcastle and it's got a little bit of this, a little bit of that... Titled 'THIS THAT', the festival will be taking over the Newcastle Foreshore with 16 artists set to bring some memorable live performances the area in October. Leading the charge is the likes of Birds of Tokyo, Asta and Tkay Maidza, while some of Sydney's best food trucks and the team from The Follower and Hunt & Gather will be curating a one of a kind artisan market unseen at any other festival.

the AU interview: Birds of Tokyo (Perth) talks "Anchor" EP, live shows and musical progression

After releasing their EP, Anchor, a couple of weeks ago, Birds of Tokyo have been busy, busy, busy. Last week the band wrapped up a national tour around the country to promote their new release and it was clear that vocalist, Ian Kenny and guitarist, Adam Spark were still buzzing from the shows, as they revealed to the AU review's Jana Angeles. "We were playing some of our favourite venues around the country - it was killer." Kenny states.

Photo Gallery: Birds Of Tokyo + Ecca Vandal - Metro Theatre, Sydney (07.06.15)

Sunday night the Metro Theatre in Sydney witnessed the epic wonder of Birds of Tokyo supported by Ecca Vandal, fresh from an overseas jaunt. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the show.

Live Review: Birds of Tokyo + Ecca Vandal - The Gov, Adelaide (04.06.15)

The last time Birds of Tokyo were in Adelaide in a headline capacity, they played to a packed out HQ. After that, fans would see the Perth band play the massive Adelaide Entertainment Centre arena, supporting Muse. It's been a little while since we've seen Birds in town and given they were advertised to playing the intimate surrounds of The Gov, it's no surprise the show was billed as being completely sold out by show night.

Photo Gallery: Birds of Tokyo + Ecca Vandal - The Gov, Adelaide (04.06.15)

To celebrate the release of their EP Anchor, the Birds of Tokyo are touring the country. With support from the talented and energetic Ecca Vandal, the boys rocked the sold out Gov in Adelaide. Our man John Goodridge was there to capture the action.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: June 5th - June 7th.

The Queen's Birthday Long Weekend is upon us and while we anticipate four days off enjoying not having to check work inboxes, deal with an early morning commute or late knock-offs, we're also looking forward to check out some pretty sweet gigs around the place. Below are some of our picks for the weekend ahead - check out where the AU will be heading. Thanks, Queenie.

Songs the NT should be turning up for ahead of BASSINTHEGRASS 2015!


Hilltop Hoods at GTM Maitland, 2015. Photo: Johnny Au

This Saturday, an impressive contingent of some of the country's best touring acts will fly north to spend the weekend in Darwin at the Bassinthegrass music festival. While the rest of us look ahead to the freezing winter section of the music calendar, Northern Territorians get to soak up some amazing live music in the tropical climate many are envious of. Instead of hooking you up with an artist's hit single to hype you Darwinians up for the festival, we take a look at the artists below and some their finer cuts from recent releases you should get around in the lead up to Saturday's event.

Music Video of the Day: Birds of Tokyo “Anchor” (2015)

Birds of Tokyo have embraced their pop sound, and they’ve done it really well. Their new song "Anchor" was released a few weeks ago, and it now has a visually stunning video which was directed by Australian born, Los Angeles based Kris Moyes. Give it a watch here...

Birds of Tokyo unveil new sound with "Anchor" and announce EP tour for May & June!

It's been a little while since we've seen Birds of Tokyo on the local front. Following a temporary relocation to the US to focus on introducing and having their music make an impact on the American industry, the Perth band have written and pulled together material for a brand new EP. Titled Anchor, the record is the first Birds of Tokyo fans have heard from Ian Kenny and his boys since their last album saw them tour Australia relentlessly. Time away has given the band a new and refreshed perspective on making music and with the EP eventually being finished upon the band's return home, it's clear that Birds of Tokyo are ready to get back in touch with Australian fans and show em what they've been up to.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 16th January 2014

In this issue: Madeleine Peyroux set to play Sydney and Brisbane shows, Buddy Guy plays special show at Sydney Opera House this April, Flying Emus release greatest hits and announce tour, Birds of Tokyo and The Presets headline Channel [V] stage at Australian Surfing Open, Love Me returns to The Basement, The Spoils play two special Sydney shows this Australia Day weekend, Andrew Weatherall announces additional show after selling out Sydney Festival date, Dolly Parton adds Tamworth date, Kid Zeus play Brighton Up Bar, Cull launch debut EP, Hope Drone announce east coast tour and John Murry announces extra Sydney show.

Live Review: Muse + Birds of Tokyo - Allphones Arena, Sydney (13.12.13)

No matter how you feel about their often overwhelming sonic transformations, Muse will always be one of those few bands that brings you a complete and arresting experience live; one which blasts away everything that came before it with a healthy range of lofty rock jams, all lead by Matt Bellamy’s piercing vocals.

Live Review: Muse + Birds of Tokyo - Brisbane Entertainment Centre (10.12.13)

You know those people who seem to be at every gig, the ones who wait until the head-liners have just come on stage before pushing their way through the crowd to get a good spot at the front, and pissing everyone off in the process? Yeah, those guys.