“a strong identity and a raw intensity” – leonardslair.blogpsot.com
“inspired… superb riffs, superb lyrics, superb delivery … shades of Magazine” – sheffieldmusic.com
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
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.
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.
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