The Wind-Up Birds

“a strong identity and a raw intensity” – leonardslair.blogpsot.com

“inspired… superb riffs, superb lyrics, superb delivery … shades of Magazine” – sheffieldmusic.com

Did your teacher ever stare blankly whenever you opened your mouth? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Is it hard to get served at the bar? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Do you get confused in heavy traffic? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Do people invade your personal space every minute of the day? This is The Wind-Up Birds
The Wind-Up Birds are from Leeds. They are named after a book by Haruki Murakami. They write songs about car parks, and songs about pubs, and songs about work, and songs about escape.

Is Chronophobia taking up all your time? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Do you only remember the things you’d rather forget? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Do you only make things worse for yourself? This is The Wind-Up Birds

Do you feel uncomfortable anywhere but home? This is The Wind-Up Birds

In an era when most new music is so illiterate you wonder whether you’ll ever hear a memorable lyric again, the kind of insight, perception and wit that The Wind-Up Birds casually toss in our direction is almost embarrassing. Their song titles say it all: Long Term Sick, The Craze that Never Caught On, We Fixed the Raffle, Famlies of the Disappeared, Slow Reader – like all great pop, The Wind-Up Birds both reflect and transcend the mundanities of the times they exist in. Vocalist/lyricist Paul Ackroyd has the scathing satirical bite of Mark E Smith, the warmth and pathos of Alan Bennett, the forensic observations of Jarvis Cocker, the kitchen-sink emotional clout of Morrissey; it’s all there, set to a cathartic post-punk racket that’s as unflinchingly messy and beautifully ugly as, well, life itself.

Are you suspicious of sunny days? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Do you avoid the phone? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Are you wrong even when you’re right? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Are you the person you wanted to be? This is the Wind Up Birds

The Wind-Up Birds’ double-A sided debut single ‘Tyre Fire’ / ‘There Won’t Always Be an England’ will be released by Sturdy Records on 7″ and iTunes on 19 April 2010.

Do you swear just to feel alive? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Does the art world leave you cold? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Does money just slip through your hands? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Do you find it hard to return faulty goods? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Do you walk quickly through retail estates? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Do you take the stairs? This is The Wind-Up Birds
Do you secretly plan your revenge? This is the Wind Up Birds

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