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02.09.2013

BIRDS OF TOKYO and HUNTERS & COLLECTORS TO PERFORM AT AFL GRAND FINAL

The AFL confirmed today that both Birds of Tokyo and Hunters & Collectors will perform at the 2013 AFL Grand Final at the MCG on Saturday, September 28.

One of the biggest days of the year for Australian sport will once again feature Australian music with Birds Of Tokyo performing in the lead up to the centre bounce, while Hunters & Collectors will perform at half time.

Both bands will also perform at The Premiership Party – the free post-match fan event open to the public – following the conclusion of the 2013 Toyota AFL Grand Final. The 2013 AFL Premiers will also be presented for the first time to fans at The Premiership Party.

This year’s focus on Australian music follows on from last year’s all-Australian line up and in addition to Birds of Tokyo and Hunters & Collectors taking top billing, iconic Australian singer-songwriter Tina Arena will perform the Australian national anthem immediately before the match.

The Premiership Party was introduced last year as an unprecedented fan event that sees the MCG open its gates to the public at 6pm, following the conclusion of the game for the chance to enjoy a free encore performance from both Birds of Tokyo and Hunters & Collectors by in the lead-up to the presentations.

For further details visit www.afl.com.au

Great day of Australian sport and music combined huh!

– BoT HQ

19.08.2013

First single from Hunters & Collectors tribute album from Birds of Tokyo

Birds of Tokyo’s interpretation of ‘Talking To A Stranger’ is the first single to be lifted from Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors tribute album.

Talking To A Stranger remains one of the most instantly recognizable songs released by Hunters & Collectors when it pre-empted the release of the band’s debut self-titled album way back in 1982.

You can get the single now on iTunes HERE.

 “When making your own records you can’t help but have some awareness of ‘who’ you are, so one way or another you’re working with that space in mind. However, this was a totally different exercise. We had a starting point that was a long way outside anything we’d normally attempt and that pushed us to reach for things that we wouldn’t normally attempt. Of course, we ended up dragging the song into our own new world in terms of textures and tones but the jagged rawness of the original is still lurking underneath in a way that’s hopefully true to the song’s spirit. Thanks to Mark Seymour for helping us with translations and we hope he and the band can forgive us for taking their song off to this other place! This was a first for us and was really refreshing.”– Birds Of Tokyo

CRUCIBLE – THE SONGS OF HUNTERS & COLLECTORS

Released FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27 on Liberation Music

 1. Birds of Tokyo – Talking to a Stranger

2. Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn – Throw Your Arms Around Me

3. Matt Corby & Missy Higgins – This Morning

4. Oh Mercy – The Slab (Betty’s Worry)

5. Alpine – Hear No Evil

6. The Living End – Say Goodbye

7. Paul Kelly & Emma Donovan (featuring Jimblah) – True Tears of Joy

8. The Rubens – Holy Grail

9. Husky – Blind Eye

10. Something For Kate – When the River Runs Dry

11. The Panics – Alligator Engine

12. Abbe May – Dog

13. British India – Do You See What I See?

14. Cloud Control – Still Hanging ‘Round

15. The Avalanches – Stalking to a Stranger (Planets Collide Remix)

CRUCIBLE – THE SONGS OF HUNTERS & COLLECTORS Pre-order also available from:

iTunes – http://bit.ly/1cLG4HB

JB HiFi – http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/music-campaigns/crucible.htm

Sanity – http://www.sanity.com.au/specials/1679/Crucible

09.08.2013

HUNTERS & COLLECTORS TRIBUTE ALBUM FEATURING BIRDS OF TOKYO REVEALED

In case you missed the unveiling last night; Mushroom have announced the Hunters & Collectors tribute album ‪ ‎Crucible‬. The album features a plethora of talent including Birds of Tokyo interpreting the Australian music icons legendary catalog.

1. Birds of Tokyo – Talking to a Stranger
2. Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn – Throw Your Arms Around Me
3. Matt Corby & Missy Higgins – This Morning
4. Oh Mercy – The Slab (Betty’s Worry)
5. Alpine – Hear No Evil
6. The Living End – Say Goodbye
7. Paul Kelly & Emma Donovan (featuring Jimblah) – True Tears of Joy
8. The Rubens – Holy Grail
9. Husky – Blind Eye
10. Something For Kate – When the River Runs Dry
11. The Panics – Alligator Engine
12. Abbe May – Dog
13. British India – Do You See What I See?
14. Cloud Control – Still Hanging ‘Round
15. The Avalanches – Stalking to a Stranger (Planets Collide Remix)

Read more: http://bit.ly/16yde8K