Narrow Angles will be released on Monday 25th March.
The first single, Relative Worth is available to listen to here - www.soundcloud.com/musicbakery and can be downloaded from iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. Huge thanks to the BBC Introducing and BBC6 teams for their support, especially Tom Robinson.
We will be performing a special home town EP launch show at The Brickyard, Carlisle on Thursday 21st March, with House of Three Hands supporting. We’ll also be on BBC Introducing earlier in the evening to play some acoustic tracks and discuss the new record.
The art work was done by Tinhead, we love it. He’s also been responsible for a lot of work for the band FOALS. You can check out more of his stuff here - www.tinhead.tumblr.com.
We can’t wait to get the record out and start touring again, we’ll be announcing more news on this in the coming weeks.
It’s been a little while, but we’re really pleased to be able to finally announce some great news. Our debut EP, ‘Narrow Angles’ will be out very early in 2013, and our new single Relative Worth will be released next month - December 17th. It may not make Christmas number one, but we’re extremely excited about the releases and we can’t wait to find out what you all think of the new songs. We’ll also be doing a few dates just before the single is released, supporting Glasvegas on some of their UK tour dates - Sunday December 2nd Manchester O2 Academy 3, Monday December 3rd Newcastle O2 Academy 2, Monday December 10th Dumfries Venue.
We’ll be announcing more dates and plans for the EP launch in the near future, but for now, head over to our Facebook page for a look at the single artwork and some new promo shots we did last week.
Our fans in Italy can also tune in to the series FREAKS on DeeJay TV and YouTube to hear another of our new songs, Little Blue.
That’s all for now, but it’s getting busy, so keep checking back for more updates and tour schedule.
Thanks to everyone who contunes to show their support and enthusiasm for Birds vs Planes, it’s much appreciated and we hope we’ll make you all happy with our EP release.
Last weekend we were lucky enough to perform at the Henieken Jammin’ Festival in Milan, alongside some outstanding bands, including Crystal Castles, New Order and The Cure. We had an amazing time, and need to say a massive thank you to our manager Marco Boccabella and all the team from Rock TV in Milan - their support for our video helped us bag the slot and we can’t wait to get the EP out and everyone to hear it now.
Blake is currently in Rome working on the final mix with Marco and our good friend Daniele Fiaschi, before it comes to London for mastering next month. We’ll announce more news then. Til then, rehearse, write, work, save, repeat.
This is a live studio performance of our track We Get To Drop, from our sessions at Diapason Studios in Rome earlier this year. We recently spent a few days in Milan filming a session of this track for Rock TV and we’ll have more news about what we’ve been up to soon. Let us know if you like the track - we have only ever performed it live to date.
It was great to get back playing a few more local shows recently too. We really enjoyed performing in the main tent at the At The Playground Festival, in Whitehaven. Saw some class bands, touring and local - Twisted Wheel, Pigeon Detectives, Ocean Colour Scene, Vanya, House Of Three Hands, COLT45, Sails and loads more. The next day we went over to one of our favourite venues anywhere - The Cluny in Newcastle, for a support with Swedish band Niki and The Dove, who were amazing - check em out all over Radio 1 at the moment. As usual we got great support from our faithful Newcastle friends, who came out in force as ever. Next we did a home town show for Cumbria Institute of the Arts at Carlisle’s Methodist Church for a Jools Holland-style ‘Later & Live’ gig, with a very small invited audience and hosted by the BBC’s Helen Skelton. We hope to have some footage to post very soon. Good luck to all the students who put on the show as part of a collaborated final year exam. It was really different playing in a Church; the acoustics were great and the whole team did a really good job, thanks for having us!
We’re currently writing and rehearsing and we’ll be announcing news on what we have coming up soon…
So we’ve got a few tees left in both of the designs above in various sizes, we’re selling them for £5.00 including p&p. That’s right, I said a fiver. Hell, I might throw a badge in for good measure. Just email name, address and size to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll hook you up with a paypal link.
This is a clip of BVP jamming the ‘Berlusconi Blues’ with the amazing Daniele Fiaschi live in Diapason Studios in Rome last summer. It was nice to do something different between takes, and this guy’s guitar playing is the sex. Facts.
Big ups to Stefano Malandrino for taking some great shots of us on stage in Rome, click on the photo to check out some more on Facebook. You can see more of Stefano’s work at www.stefanomalandrino.com, it’s top drawer x