Nitelife is delighted to have the honour of premiering the brand new 3-track EP from Bristol’s art-rockers Poisonous Birds. Consisting of multi-instrumentalist Tom Ridley and percussionist Finn Mclean, former bandmates of tech-metal and rock 5-piece Chronographs, Poisonous Birds’ sound is both unique and innovative.
Crafting incredibly cinematic, electronic-driven music with moments of exceptional beauty, the duo has been extremely busy solidifying their reputation as a formidable live act
Launching officially this Friday with a live show at Mothers’ Ruin, Big Water sees the boundary bending duo step even further away from their rock roots. Crafting incredibly cinematic, electronic-driven music with moments of exceptional beauty, the duo has been extremely busy solidifying their reputation as a formidable live act with appearances at some of South West’s much-loved festivals like Arctangent, Dot-To-Dot, Harbourside Festival – as well as claiming a spot on The Louisiana’s favourites list for their 30th Anniversary party last month.
Building on the success of their 2017 EP Gentle Earth, Big Water consists of delicate and textural compositions, featuring almost no electric guitars, just a rich layer of sizzling synths to create a uniquely gritty and modern sound. Tom Ridley’s mellifluous vocals and delicate lyricism are simply mesmerising and co-writer and drummer Finn’s visceral rhythm is expertly executed.
Finn’s drumming is incredible on the title track, and I manage to muster some of the prettiest, and most disgusting synth sounds I’ve ever created
‘We’re so proud of them’, Tom says of the new tracks. ‘They cover all bases in terms of our taste and interests. Finn’s drumming is incredible on the title track, and I manage to muster some of the prettiest, and most disgusting synth sounds I’ve ever created’.
Poisonous Birds will be supported at their launch party this Friday by friends Springbreak, Scalping (for a DJ set) and Regolith, plus Springbreak guitarist Sean Addicott for a solo set of experimental drone music. The free-entry show is presented by Poisonous Birds’ own record label Be Softly and Free for All Festival.
With every guest treated to a free download of their spanking new EP as well as last year’s highly praised and attention-grabbing debut Gentle Earth, this is definitely an opportunity not to be missed.
26 January – Poisonous Birds EP launch party, Mothers’ Ruin