hey peeps,

for about 2 years, in and amongst touring and being birds in general (a birds gotta bird!) we have been writing and demoing away for this new body of work. we have just finished up the majority of what we feel is the new record here in los angeles. it’s now time to piece everything together and ready this for everyone’s ears.

i think and hope we will be taking a slightly left approach to rolling it out. the record making has been an amazing journey and i really hope that people will sense the energy, connection, radiance and sheer colourful light that we have tried to capture. as a band we have never been in a more positive and kindred frame of mind … we wanted to create a piece of work that embodies a sense of ‘self’ and its relationship with the social world. the idea of community is a conversation we can never afford to end. we have been afforded so much as a band by the wonderful patrons of our art … that’s probably you. we hope to find ways to give back and connect in a more meaningful way as a sign of thanks in the coming cycle.

we can’t wait to show people the record … and as we gear up for all of that, we thought, what better way to preview a bunch of the new record material in the state we grew up in! there will be more to follow soon enough, but for now we want to let you know we’ll be visiting the “hometown we never see” for a couple of cool shows to fire off this new chapter!

adam s. x



Birds of Tokyo wish to apologise to fans after last’s night show in Bangalow was cut slightly short due to a power issue.  A source from country energy advised that a Feeder Fault, had affected power to the entire Bangalow area.  Fortunately, the band had played all of their set with the exception of two songs prior to the power going out.  After receiving advice that power was not going to return before the venue’s 10:00pm curfew, and in the interest of safely exiting patrons whilst battery operated lighting was  still available, it was decided the band would not return to the stage.  As the show was almost complete at the time of the blackout, no refunds will be offered.



With Birds of Tokyo about to kick off their recently announced Closer tour, presented by Radar Radio, a number of shows are a sell out with other cities about to slap sold out signs across box office windows! In less than four weeks time, the band will commence their twenty-two town tour across Australia to play their last shows for 2011 before heading into the studio for the summer.

Sydney’s Metro Theatre, The Forum in Melbourne, Bunbury’s Prince Of Wales, Coolangatta Hotel Gold Coast and Wollongong University have sold out as fans snapped up tickets to catch Birds play a very special unique show in these intimate size venues. The time is now to get your tickets!

The band has also just created a new site, which allows fans to peer into their world showing the processes / thoughts / writing / influences of Birds Of Tokyo.

Follow them here:

Joining Birds Of Tokyo on the road will be the increasingly buzzworthy punk rockers Boy In A Box (aka Tij Priddle). Boy In A Box have just released their debut album and will join the tour from Newcastle onwards.

Also joining the tour will be Rockhampton locals, Busby Marou, who kick off the first two shows of the tour in Rockhampton and Bundaberg. Then one of the country’s most genuinely exciting new bands,The Medics will kick off the evening for southern Queensland and Northern NSW shows.

The complete dates and venues for Birds Of Tokyo: Closer are as follows and just a reminder that no extra shows will be added to this tour so fans be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

To coincide with the tour, the final single from Birds Of Tokyo’s self-titled award-winning album will be The Gap. Check out the live video for The Gap HERE.

For all the tour dates, click here