Formed in Perth back in 2004, Birds of Tokyo have grown from independent roots to become one of Australia’s most popular contemporary rock bands. Songs like “Good Lord”, “Two Of Us”, “Plans”, “Lanterns”, “Brace” and “I’d Go With You Anywhere” have all been top 10 airplay hits and have lead to appearances at every major festival in this country including Falls, Splendour In The Grass and Groovin’ The Moo, as well as headlining slots at the AFL Grand Final and NRL’s flagship State of Origin game.
Over the years the band has had eleven separate songs make Triple J’s “Hottest 100”. Their breakthrough hit “Plans” ranked #4 on the 2010 countdown. It was taken from Birds of Tokyo’s self-titled third studio album, which went double platinum and spent over eight months in the ARIA top 20. The eponymous release received the ARIA Award for Best Rock Album.
Subsequent records have helped the band carve a singular career for more than a decade, including 2012’s March Fires, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and produced triple-platinum radio hit “Lanterns”, their gold-certified EP Anchor (2015) and 2016’s top #3 album BRACE.
More than seventy Birds of Tokyo songs have featured on Triple J, making them one of the station’s three most played artists of this millennium. The band are also the only artist in history to win “Rock Work Of The Year” on five separate occasions at the APRA Awards.
The band’s most recent album Human Design produced a run of hit singles including “The Greatest Mistakes”, “Two Of Us” and Invictus Games anthem “Unbreakable”. Double platinum certified single “Good Lord” became a top 20 hit, while the album itself debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart. Songs from Human Design received three nominations over two years at the APRA Music Awards, and also earned the band ARIA Award nominations for Best Group and Song of the Year for “Good Lord”.
Birds of Tokyo capped off 2020 by releasing Summer anthem “Weekend” ahead of a run of festival shows in the band’s home state of WA. Early 2021 saw the band play a handful of special concerts with three of Australia’s most prestigious Symphony Orchestras.