The Saddest Thing I Know – Single and Tour

It has been an epic journey, yielding epic results, and Birds Of Tokyo are back home from recording their third album, and ready to hit the road.

Armed with their brand new single, The Saddest Thing I Know, Birds Of Tokyo will be performing throughout May and June across Australia, showcasing tracks from their forthcoming album, plus all of the fan favourites from the their Day One and Gold-selling Universes albums.

Plugged in and turned up to 10, this will be Birds Of Tokyo at their most ferocious.

Recorded as adventurously as it was written, creating the new album has already taken Birds Of Tokyo across the globe – recording in Sydney, Gothenburg, London and New York – but as the saying goes, there’s no place like home, and the boys are excited to be able to give their Australian fans the first taste of all things new.

And as lead single, The Saddest Thing I Know is Birds Of Tokyo at their incendiary best… a crack to the jaw powered by monster-sized riffs and spine-tingling melodies. A song with big enough balls to lead an entire album.

The kind of song made for the stage.



Birds London Return

BIRDS OF TOKYO are very happy to announce a headline show in London this coming May.

Fresh from completing their third studio record in Gothenburg during one of the coldest Swedish winters on record, BIRDS OF TOKYO intend to present a collage of songs from the new record as well as their famous back catalogue.

Tickets on sale Friday 12th March from




Broken Strings CD & DVD out this Friday

That’s right. This coming Friday 5th February 2010 marks the day ‘Broken Strings’ hits shelves in record stores right around Australia.

For those of you who are thinking “Broken Strings. Wha?”……

“In November 2009, Perth rockers Birds Of Tokyo toured showing a very different and unexpected side to the band. By stripping their music back to the barest framework then rebuilding it with acoustic based sounds and delicate orchestration, Birds of Tokyo created a sonic concept that showcased the complexity and depth in their music, qualities that can often be overlooked in a full tilt rock show.

It was with this sound that Birds Of Tokyo took their Broken Strings show on the road enthralling audiences in sold out venues across the nation. An experience that is now available to own on CD and DVD from the 5th of Febuary 2010.

Working closely with renowned producer, composer and long-time collaborator, Anthony Cormican, who had previously written and arranged strings on the band’s Day One and gold-selling Universes albums – Birds Of Tokyo have taken the wonderful ’90s format of the ‘unplugged’ show, and given it a healthy dose of grandiosity.

Wanting the experience to be more daring and involved than merely picking up acoustic guitars and brushes instead of running with amplifiers and drum sticks; the band performed with a host of instruments – from ukeleles to 12-string guitars specifically incorporating them into an ensemble of string quartet and grand pianist

Intimate and unforgettable; the Broken Strings Tour is Birds Of Tokyo like you’ve never seen them before.”

So there you have it!