BIRDPEN – ‘Eyes In The Sky’ : new single & video out 05.10.18 / from the album ‘There’s Something Wrong With Everything’ out 12.10.18
‘EYES IN THE SKY’
from the album
“There’s nothing wrong with the Southampton alt-proggers’ dreamily groovy fifth.
It’s a glorious sound they make – a splendid mix of psych rock, electronics and a
doomy ambience, there are touches of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, a dash of Can,
even some downbeat folksy notes.”
BirdPen is an alternative rock/electronic/prog act formed by Dave Pen (also the singer and guitarist
in Archive) and Mike Bird. Their fifth studio album, ’There’s Something Wrong With Everything’,
will be released in mid-October, immediately preceded by new single ‘Oh So Happy’.
Melding heavy/psychedelic guitars, rolling basslines, Krautrock d
create a doom groove ambience, the duo draw inspiration from the likes of Deerhunter, Hookworms,
Suuns, The Beta Band, Pink Floyd and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
BirdPen will play an extensive European tour to promote the album, starting with two UK shows :
17.10.18 LONDON The Islington
18.10.18 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners Arms
‘THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH EVERYTHING’
1 This Is Your Life
2 There’s Something Wrong With Everything
3 Eyes In The Sky
4 Easy Life
5 Star Of The Half-Time Show
6 The End Is On TV
8 Oh So Happy
9 Good News
10 Natural Rewards
Families sit huddled together in front of their flatscreen TV’s peeking through their hands to see the
new world leader being sworn in by a fading shadow of hope while criminals applaud. The world is
crying and The End Is On TV. Outside, lost souls wander in a daze fixed on prescription drugs with
Eyes In The Sky. This Is Your Life trying to escape advertising and takeaway menus and spending
what you don’t have and looking perfect and trying to fit in and everyone and everything always
being Oh So Happy. Escape when and how you can, get off your knees and face the sun, find your
groove and create an Easy Life for yourself as the screens keep the mind bombarded with grim
tales, fear and sadness. Why can’t they bring us some Good News? Don’t let the Natural Rewards
we seek be diluted, fight the lies however you can because we realise and accept that there will
always be Something Wrong With Everything. Never give up as you have everything to win the
race, it’s beautiful with love and grace, keep moving on.
Welcome to ‘There’s Something Wrong With Everything’. Welcome to the world of BirdPen.