Birds of Tokyo

Interview: Birds of Tokyo on Michael Gudinski, Rottnest Island and Human Design.

March 8, 2021

Birds of Tokyo are back in swing of things with 2021 already seeing the band jet across the country in an opportunistic symphony orchestra tour, Fremantle prison shows, and an upcoming gig on Rottnest Island for Cooper’s Live, Loud & Local series. Playing tracks from their latest album, Human Design, the Rottnest gig marks almost a year […]

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Live Review: Birds of Tokyo’s symphonic tour with WASO is a raging success

January 18, 2021

WA alt-rockers Birds of Tokyo have done plenty in their 15-year existence, but a symphonic tour is something completely foreign and new, so frontman Ian Kenny admitted they were “shitting bricks” with their first few shows at the idyllic Perth Concert Hall over the weekend. Birds of Tokyo’s symphonic tour commenced on Thursday night with […]

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Interview: Ian Kenny of Birds of Tokyo (AUS) on their new album Human Design, isolating and healing his heart.

April 21, 2020

Birds of Tokyo have been a staple rock band in the Australian music landscape since their formation in 2004. In fact, they’re one of Triple J‘s three most played artists of the millennium, with over 70 of their songs featuring on the station’s rotation. It’s safe to say, our country loves anything this Perth outfit […]

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Donnarumma, Neon Tetra & more win local support slots for Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 concert series

January 18, 2018

The Adelaide 500 (still known as ‘Clipsal’ to locals) is around the corner, with the likes of Robbie Williams, Cold Chisel and Birds of Tokyo set to perform during the event’s live concert series. Packed down the city’s East End, the series has also been offering local bands the opportunity to cut their teeth on the massive stage at […]

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D.D Dumbo & Flume win big at APRA Awards in Sydney overnight

April 3, 2017

The 2017 APRA Music Awards hit Sydney’s  Convention Centre Grand Ballroom overnight to celebrate the songwriting achievements of some of our best artists and for D.D Dumbo and Flume in particular, the night proved to be extra special. With his acclaimed single “Satan”, D.D Dumbo was awarded the APRA Song of the Year gong. A choice cut from his 2016 […]

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Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name. Julia Zemiro will […]

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Review: Birds of Tokyo bring fiery new sound back to Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre

November 22, 2016

The first time I remember seeing Birds of Tokyo headline a show in Adelaide was back in…2011, I want to say. Ian Berney hadn’t been in the band long and their self-titled, third album was celebrating Platinum status. Since then, my relationship with the band and their music has come and gone in waves. The band I first remember […]

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Review: Birds of Tokyo kick off national tour with phenomenal hometown show in Perth

November 21, 2016

Keeping busy fresh off the release of their new and widely well received, album Brace, Perth’s Birds of Tokyo kicked off the album tour in their hometown, taking over Metro City with help from Pat Chow and Sydneysider’s Strangers. Heralding a return to those deeper reverberating rock themes, the crowd were not left disappointed and welcomed […]

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Birds of Tokyo debut heavier new material from Brace at secret set at Carriageworks in Sydney

September 20, 2016

A week ago we music journalists received something of a mysterious email, promising a special Birds of Tokyo performance in Sydney. The venue and details would be revealed on the day, but we were promised the intimate show would be our first chance to hear some of the Australian rock group’s latest material. This morning, […]

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2016 APRA Music Awards Wrap: Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Sia & more recognised in Sydney!

April 6, 2016

Last night, Carriageworks hosted the 2016 APRA Music Awards, where the likes of Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Peking Duk and Sia walked away with awards recognising some stellar songwriting through 2015, while Cold Chisel and songwriter Phil Barton were both acknowledged with special awards commending their work and contribution to the industry both in Australia and abroad. Performances on the night brought some unique highlights […]

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2016 APRA Award nominees announced

March 15, 2016

The nominations for the 2016 APRA Music Awards (to be held on 5 April) have been announced and show, again, just how strong our scene is. Up for four awards each, and both contending for ‘Most Played Australian Work’ and ‘Pop Work of the Year’, are Jarryd James and Sia Furler. Other acts with multiple nominations […]

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Live Review: Birds of Tokyo + Fractures – Melbourne Zoo (13.02.16)

February 15, 2016

A gloriously warm, sunny Melbourne evening saw a sold out crowd descend upon Melbourne Zoo for Birds of Tokyo‘s gig as part of the Zoo Twilights series. The Zoo Twilights run for two weeks, with all proceeds going towards fighting the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. As the sun slowly made its way to […]

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Courtney Barnett, Hiatus Kaiyote & more nominated for APRA Song of the Year!

January 19, 2016

The 20 contenders for this year’s APRA Song of the Year accolade have been announced this week, with a diverse range of Australian songwriters being acknowledged for some great releases through 2015. There were thousands of votes taken in over the last month or so, with a mix of established artists and emerging frontrunners on […]

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Bloc Party, Disclosure, and Birds of Tokyo announced for special benefit show in Perth this weekend

January 8, 2016

Fresh off previewing their new album Hymns at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory, UK band Bloc Party have announced that they will be playing a special benefit concert, organised by the team behind Southbound, this weekend in Perth in an effort to raise funds for those affected by the horrible bushfires in the South West. Annual […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival (Part I) – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (31.12.15 – 01.12.16)

January 2, 2016

The 2015 Falls Festival had a line up that brought together some of the best music of the moment, some legendary live acts, as well as the cream of the new crop. Summer is in full swing, and Byron Bay provided the perfect setting to bring in 2016 with its perfect weather and lush forests. […]

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The Jesus and Mary Chain headlining Spectrum Now Festival in 2016

December 15, 2015

The music line-up has been announced for the Spectrum Now Festival @ The Domain, the much-anticipated event that forms the beating heart of The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now Festival presented by ANZ. This 11-day outdoor fiesta will come alive with music, art, performance, food, drink and a reimagined vintage circus vibe. Running from March […]

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José González, Josh Pyke, John Butler Trio and more announced for Melbourne Zoo Twilights Series 2016

October 22, 2015

The lineup for the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series has been announced! The program for 2016 once again offers a diverse range of music with the likes of The Waifs, José González, Josh Pyke, John Butler Trio and more set to take the stage. Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series Lineup: Far From Folsom Featuring Tex Perkins and The Tennessee Four with […]

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The AU Interview: Birds of Tokyo (Perth) talk Anchor EP, live shows, and musical progression

June 17, 2015

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. […]

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

June 9, 2015

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.

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Live Review: Birds Of Tokyo – Ormond Hall (05.12.12)

December 5, 2012

Birds of Tokyo have been around for quite a few years now. Since their debut in Perth in 2004 and after releasing two EP’s, they released their first full length album in 2006 titled Day One. After extensive touring they released a second titled album, Universes, which was recorded in LA and has won many […]

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