If you haven’t seen the latest, Birds of Tokyo’s video for ‘Lanterns‘ came  in at number one slot in the 2013 Rage Fifty!

The best music videos of the year as voted for by Rage viewers were … drum-roll please …

  1. BIRDS OF TOKYO Lanterns (EMI)
  2. LORDE Royals (Universal)
  3. ARCTIC MONKEYS Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (EMI)
  4. BEACH HOUSE Wishes (Mistletone)
  5. JAMES BLAKE Retrograde (Universal)
  6. KARNIVOOL We Are (The Right Profile)
  7. DEAD LETTER CIRCUS Lodestar (Warner)
  8. ARCADE FIRE Reflektor (EMI)
  9. KATY PERRY Roar (EMI)
  10. VANCE JOY Riptide (Liberation)
  11. CLUBFEET Everything You Wanted (Independent)
  12. MACKLEMORE and RYAN LEWIS Same Love (Independent)
  13. FLUME and CHET FAKER Drop The Game (Future Classic)
  14. TAME IMPALA Mind Mischief (Modular)
  15. FLIGHT FACILITIES ft. CHRISTINE HOBERG Clair De Lune (Future Classic)
  16. MILEY CYRUS Wrecking Ball (Sony)
  17. KINGSWOOD Ohio (Independent)
  18. ROBIN THICKE featuring T.I. and PHARRELL Blurred Lines (Universal)
  19. YEAH YEAH YEAHS Sacrilege (Universal)
  20. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE I Appear Missing (Matador Records)
  21. PARKWAY DRIVE Wild Eyes (Epitaph Records)
  22. HAIM The Wire (Universal)
  23. MAJOR LAZER Bubble Butt (Warner)
  24. VIOLENT SOHO Covered In Chrome (Illusive)
  25. ARCTIC MONKEYS Do I Wanna Know? (EMI)
  26. VAMPIRE WEEKEND Diane Young (XL Recordings)
  27. THE PAPER KITES Young (Sony)
  28. JOSH PYKE Leeward Side (Ivy League)
  29. MUSE Supremacy (Warner)
  30. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE If I Had A Tail (Matador Records)
  31. THY ART IS MURDER Reign Of Darkness (Nuclear Blast)
  32. BLUEJUICE SOS (Universal)
  33. CLOUD CONTROL Dojo Rising (Ivy League)
  34. CUT COPY Free Your Mind (Universal)
  35. DAVID BOWIE The Next Day (Sony)
  36. NICK CAVE and THE BAD SEEDS Jubliee Street (Independent)
  37. DAFT PUNK featuring PHARRELL WILLIAMS Lose Yourself To Dance (Sony)
  38. LILY ALLEN Hard Out Here (Warner)
  39. NINE INCH NAILS Came Back Haunted (Universal)
  40. A$AP ROCKY F**kin’ Problems (Sony)
  41. RUDIMENTAL featuring ELLA EYRE Waiting All Night (Warner)
  42. SARAH BLASKO God Fearing (Universal)
  43. MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS Ballad Of The War Machine (Independent)
  44. THUNDAMENTALS Smiles Don’t Lie (SGC Media)
  45. BRITISH INDIA Blinded (Liberation)
  46. CHVRCHES Gun (Liberation)
  47. GESAFFELSTEIN Pursuit (Warner)
  48. ANDY BULL Baby I Am Nobody Now (Universal)
  49. KIRIN J CALLINAN Landslide (Remote Control)
  50. BED WETTIN’ BAD BOYS Any Day Now (Independent)

Voting for the triple j’s hottest 100 is now open

Voting for the triple j’s hottest 100 is now open!

So what were your favourite tunes this year?

we’re kinda hoping that … err ‘lanterns’ will do well  so if helping is ya thing … then you can cast a vote to help it on it’s way @

– BoT HQ



Birds of Tokyo have just announced their first run of live shows for 2014 in February.

The band will perform in Canberra and Gladstone, play at the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing at Manly beach Sydney, and headline the final night of the Summerset Arts Festival Beach Concert.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now with the full list of dates and venues below. 

After recently appearing as the opening performance of the 2013 ARIA Awards at the start of this month, Birds of Tokyo are on a high having just completed a national tour of Australia supporting Muse in arenas across the country.  What better way for the band to close a massive year.

Supports for all new shows are to be announced shortly, so stay tuned for further details.


New shows on sale now
With special guests yet to be announced

Thursday February 6: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (New Show, All Ages)
Tix: // 07 4972 2822

Saturday February 8: Summerset Arts Festival Beach Concert, Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre, Perth (All Ages)
Free Event

Thursday February 13: UC Refectory, University of Canberra (New Show 18+)
Tix: // 1300 762 545
Presented by 104.7 FM

Saturday February 15: Hurley Australian Open of Surfing, Manly Beach Sydney (All Ages)
Free Event