EXPLORING BIRDSONG Announce Rescheduled Tour Dates

Photo Credit: Robin ClewleyPhoto Credit: Robin Clewley

Photo Credit: Robin Clewley

Rising stars Exploring Birdsong have announced their rescheduled headline tour dates.

Dates are as follows:

20.09 Birmingham, Castle And Falcon
21.09 London, 229 The Venue
22.09 Bristol, The Exchange
24.09 Glasgow, Garage Attic
28.09 Manchester, Rebellion

Tickets available from: www.exploringbirdsong.com

Vocalist Lynsey Ward comments: “After so long away from live gigs, the prospect of getting back to it in February was so exciting. It was a huge blow when it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to make that happen as we’d planned. However, we can’t wait to see everyone in September! We’re keeping everything crossed and working hard to make these shows worth the wait!

The dates will showcase songs from the trio’s globally-acclaimed debut EP The Thing With Feathers, released via Long Branch Records, and comes ahead of their sophomore release planned for 2021 (further information TBA).

Buy the The Thing With Feathers EP here: https://exploringbirdsong.lnk.to/thethingwithfeathers

Watch the video for single ‘The Downpour’ here: https://youtu.be/goy88FK28dg

The band have also recently announced signing with management Wild Thing Presents (Caligula’s Horse), AMF Publishing (Cult of Luna, Leprous, The Ocean), and booking agency NMC Live (Agent Fresco, Sólstafir, Nordic Giants).

Rarely are new groups as exciting, talented or unique as Exploring Birdsong, the piano-led guitarless trio from Liverpool. Straddling progressive rock, pop, and uncategorizable genre-blending beauty, the band are riding high following the release of their 2019 debut EP The Thing With Feathers (Long Branch Records).

Rarely too do you hear voices as captivating as frontwoman Lynsey Ward’s. Powerful, controlled, and spine-chillingly tender, Lynsey’s vocals help mark Exploring Birdsong as a prospect to watch, not least in the band’s staggering ‘The Downpour’, described by the band as “our Great Gig In The Sky”. Also playing keyboards, she is backed by the jawdropping talents of Matt Harrison on drums/percussion and Jonny Knight on bass/second keyboards (and sometimes playing both simultaneously).

The Thing With Feathers is broadly speaking a concept release, centred on the Seamus Heaney poem ‘Bye Child’ and the story of Kevin Halfpenny, one of the most bizarre cases of child cruelty ever recorded. This is mirrored in the EP title and cover art, with broken backbones becoming broken wings. The title itself also references Emily Dickinson’s “’Hope’ is the thing with feathers” poem.

Having recently graduated from Liverpool’s Institute of Performing Arts, the young group caught the eyes of key players in the UK press (Prog magazine, Kerrang! Magazine, Kerrang! Radio, Classic Rock Magazine) as well as placing high in the Prog Readers’ Poll and picking up two Prog Award nominations – all prior to their debut EP release.

Among other early achievements, Exploring Birdsong were hand-picked to support Sleep Token (on their much-anticipated debut headline performance and subsequent debut headline tour), have toured with proggers Godsticks, and delivered stellar performances at HRH Prog and Winter’s End festivals. Exploring Birdsong have also supported Thank You Scientist across the UK and have recently signed with NMC Live, AMF Publishing, and Wild Thing Presents.

Lynsey recently duetted with Caligula’s Horse‘s Jim Grey on their most recent critically acclaimed record Rise Radiant, for the bonus track, a cover of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Don’t Give Up’. Listen here.

Unplaceable for the most part, Exploring Birdsong bring to mind elements of Steven Wilson, Kate Bush, Rush, Sleep Token, and Agent Fresco. A new release is scheduled for 2021, via the esteemed Long Branch Records, following the label’s release of 2019’s critically acclaimed debut EP The Thing With Feathers.


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