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 “Plans”, “Lanterns”, “This Fire”, “Anchor” 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” including breakthrough hit “Plans” which ranked #4 on the 2010 countdown. “Plans” 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”, gold-certified EP Anchor (2015) and 2016’s top #3-peaking 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 prestigious APRA Awards.
New singles “Unbreakable” and “Good Lord” are the first pieces of new music from Birds of Tokyo in over two years, with the former performed at the official Closing Ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney and the latter rising to #1 on iTunes and becoming the most played Australian song on radio in Q2 2019. “The Greatest Mistakes” was released alongside the band’s sold out Good Lord National Tour, and the band kicked off 2020 by dropping new single “Two Of Us” – which has so far reached #2 on iTunes and dominated airplay charts across the country in its first few weeks of release. These four songs were soon revealed to be part of Birds of Tokyo’s sixth studio album ‘Human Design’, out April 24.