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


new single 

out 05.10.18

from the album 


out 12.10.18

“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.”

PROG magazine

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 drums and old school electronics to

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    



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

7  Brainwash

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. 

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