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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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

‘Another Language’ reborn and set for debut release early 2017.

Lead singer and songwriter Josh Morrison is looking to replicate his bands former glory and venture with a new, transfigured look. “Early in 2017, I hope to give the attention deserved to my single ‘Soul Doctor,’” says Morrison.

The funk, rock group from Ipswich saw success on the Queensland music scene in 2012. This included countless gigs throughout Brisbane suburbs and winning the Battle of the Bands.

Using the momentum of this success, Morrison and the band recorded an EP at ‘Studio Truth’ in Brisbane with acclaimed producer Tyson Ruth.

Morrison says, “Ruth was able to transform me from a bedroom musician with an acoustic guitar, to a recording artist.” Together they created an EP which encompassed all of which the band had hoped.

As they continued, the group struggled to positively channel their diverse visions and inevitably disbanded in 2013.

For Morrison, it was love that intervened.

Morrison met his soon to be wife and supporting vocalist Roelien and they dared to dream new dreams.

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‘Another Language’ was reinvigorated by this love and saw a reformation earlier this year. This was facilitated upon invitation to perform at Studio 188, supporting ‘Until Home’ for their single launch.

Josh and Roelien Morrison assembled a rhythm section featuring Chris Muir, Stu Hastings and Anthony Gilbert and ‘Another Language’ was reborn.

When asked about the feeling of returning to the stage with a new group Josh Morrison said, “it makes songs that you have played a thousand times feel like you are playing it again for the first time.” He continued, “we are bringing to life these songs I recorded back in 2012.”

Whilst ‘Another Language’ looks to move forward with this new look, their roots will remain with Morrisons perennial vision. “Let’s sing about values that come from a gospel centred on Jesus Christ – lyrical ideas that are shaped by my relationship and walk with God.”

With the plan to be releasing new music soon the grungy rock group have a few gigs coming up. Whilst drawing from influences such as John Mayer and DC Talk, Morrison says you can expect “a hurricane of funk and rock with a blur of blues. Words that speak of an adventure with God. A journey of faith.”

Catch ‘Another Language’ before their much anticipated debut release with their upcoming gig at the Phoenix Arts Theatre. They will be supporting Melbourne melodic/hard-core group, Spectral Fires as they tour their upcoming EP ‘Wayfarer.’

Check out the gig details here; https://www.facebook.com/events/1352289644796032/