The self titled album from Birds Of Tokyo came within a whisker of ending Eminem’s month-long reign at #1 today when their new, self titled, release entered the ARIA Album Charts at #2 well ahead of the new Kylie Minogue release. It’s the independent group’s third studio album but their highest ever chart result.
Recorded in Sweden and mixed in New York, the intensely melodic and brooding collection of songs has already attracted massive critical acclaim with the Sunday Herald Sun raving that ‘Birds Of Tokyo haven’t merely arrived. They’ve smashed the door down.’ Melbourne’s The Age newspaper go on to say “Dominant, sculpted sound and cathartic introspection appear to be the next big thing.”
“We’re so proud of this new body of work and where we’re heading musically”, said the group’s drummer, Adam Weston. “We’re afforded this new confidence by the positive energy and love of the listeners…thank you!”
This overwhelming response to Birds Of Tokyo’s new music coincides with tickets going onsale for their biggest ever national concert tour. The shows are all selling fast with over 5,000 tickets going out the door nationally in just the first 24 hours. All shows will feature very special U.S. guests Silversun Pickups.
Get your tickets now to avoid missing out!
The wait for the most anticipated album of the year is over.
This Friday, July 23, BIRDS OF TOKYO’s self-titled album hits the streets.
The third studio album is the band’s finest work. Recorded in Sydney, New York City, London and Gothenburg Sweden, BIRDS OF TOKYO teamed up with some of the industry’s best who have each brought their individual colour and class to this stunning album. Produced by Scott Horscroft (the Presets, Silverchair, Sleepy Jackson) and co-produced by the band’s own Adam Spark, mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Phoenix), and led by the unmistakeable voice of frontman Ian Kenny, with guitarist Adam Spark again taking on lead creative duties.
This album carries with it the weight of one man’s world… the entire emotional gamut of a love lost, and the broken heart it left in its wake, set to breathtaking music fitting of such depth and complexity. And it is this journey into such deeply personal territory that makes this the Birds Of Tokyo’s most meaningful and powerful album.
Make sure you tune in to Triple J all this week as the new album has been hand picked as this week’s Feature Album.
With the release of the new BIRDS OF TOKYO album soon approaching there’s a lot of news in the camp
The second single from the forthcoming album titled ‘Plans’ is now available to purchase from iTunes.
<click here> to head to the iTunes store and check out the amazing video directed by Australia’s own Sean Gilligan by <clicking here>
Over the past weeks, BIRDS OF TOKYO have been busy editing and uploading a series of movies shot during the making of their record in Sydney, Gothenburg and London.
Head to the VIDEOS page or <click here> to see them all!
The new album hits the shelves on Friday, July 23 2010 – only two weeks away – but for those that cannot wait there are a series of pre-purchase options including;
iTunes: Pre-purchase the digital record now with 2-bonus live tracks and PDF booklet.
JB HiFi: Pre-purchase signed copies of the record with the chance win prizes. <click here>
BIRDS BACKSTAGE CLUB: Pre-purchase exclusive box sets, vinyl, CD and merch packs by joining the backstage club.
To join, just click the ‘Backstage Club’ link at the top right of this page.
The BIRDS OF TOKYO & SILVERSUN PICKUPS tour goes on sale nationally on Friday 30th July 2010.
We will be offering members of our ‘Backstage Club’ the chance to pre-purchase tickets ahead of the general on sale.
Details will be sent out in our next newsletter, so join the club and head to the <touring> page for all show details.