Wire Bird rejuvenated with Pokemon, pillow forts and ribs

You know them from their debut EP release ‘New World’ and irrevocably popular, party sets at Forest Edge music festival, but the Melbourne band have taken some time out to focus on new musical endeavours. 

“We found that it was hard to be creative with writing and musical direction when we were so focused on the next show,” says acoustic guitarist and supporting vocalist John Longley.

It was a “lads weekend” away that generated creativity and rejuvenated the indie pop group.

The weekend consisted of “eating ribs, checking out the main street, chasing Pokemon – and squeezing in some tracking,” says Longley.

The tracking processes proved quite the unique adventure Longley explained. “We built him (Luke Sexton – Drummer) a special mattress fort for his drums. He was a pretty happy guy in there, just drumming and sweating away.”

The deliberative hiatus allowed the boys some time make a little bit of a shift musically. It was then this trip away that provided the perfect facilitative song-writing/recording environment.

“We are still a band that creates our music as a group, so while the songs may start as bedroom acoustic songs, notes on scraps or riffs in a jam, they come together with influence from all members of Wire Bird. These new songs are taking a stronger lyrical focus, I feel our lyric is becoming increasingly honest and vulnerable.”

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Nicole Alice Photography

The boys are looking to introduce these highly anticipated new sounds to coincide with another new venture, a debut video to their hit, ‘Always.’

The video has been a collaboration with French filmmakers who featured ‘Always’ on their pilot episode on MTV France. As remuneration the filmmakers set out to create the boys a film clip.

“It has been exciting to see how they interpreted our song and where that best fit in their story and how we have interpreted their footage to complement our story for Always,” says Longley.

The boys will be playing their first headline show this year at the Workers Club October 29 to celebrate their video launch.

You can expect the boys to be “playing new material but also digging into the catalogue of songs people might have heard a few times. We’ve got a new stage look for people to check out too, a little less foliage and a bit more Beyoncé,” says Longley.

With influences including Foals and Band of Horses you can expect vibrant pop melodies, lots of energy and a whole bunch of fun times.

Check out their upcoming gig here; https://www.facebook.com/events/1272512389467282/

Wire Bird’s EP ‘New World is available on iTunes & Spotify here; https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/new-world-ep/id1063696951

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