Birds Of Tokyo - ‘Believer’
OK, I can be the first to admit that we here at Who The Bloody Hell Are They tend to focus a lot of Sydney and Melbourne bands – after all, that’s our home towns and these are the bands that a lot of us come in contact with weekly. (So if you have any suggestions of bands please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.) So I thought I’d step out of our respective states and point to microscope to Western Australia, in particular at Perth and the band Birds Of Toyko.
Keen-eared Aussie music fans will probably recognise the voice of Birds Of Tokyo to be none other than Ian Kenny, best known for his vocal work in that other Perth band called Karnivool. Birds Of Tokyo is quite a departure for the demure, but extremely talented, front man who’s proven his wares with his far more metal-based project. Birds Of Tokyo straddle the pop/rock line, but don’t let that description put you off: they still pack quite a punch live. They’re about to pack their bags and travel around the country for their Day One Tour to launch their debut LP of the same name. The track ‘Believer’ comes from an old Birds Of Tokyo release. Check out their MySpace for some more material, including their new single ‘Off Kilter’ which has been getting a good spin on Australia’s national broadcaster, Triple J, recently.