Artist info

Genre

Rock, Indie


Sounds like

bloc party, At The Drive-In, Brand New


band members

Dane Bates - Vocals; Chris Stanton - Guitar n vox; Thomas Bellamy - Guitar n Vox; Shaun McKay - Bass; Adrian Smith - Drums and percussion.


Influences

Brand New, Muse, Alexisonfire


Bio

Here Come The Birds grew out of the childhood friendship between Chris Stanton (guitar) and Shaun McKay (bass) in the steel city of Newcastle. After meeting Tom Bellamy (guitar) and Dane Bates (vocals) at university it only took Adrian Smith (drums) to complete the Newcastle five piece. A camping trip with some wild birds was enough inspiration for the name and soon after, in 2005, they hit the stage. From humble beginnings the quintet exploded onto the Australian music scene, garnering a huge response to their debut self-titled EP in 2008, which was released to critical acclaim and achieved successes such as iTunes single of the week, international radio airplay and several songs featured in global film releases. Never drawing breath, the lads have played festival stages up and down the east coast and shared venues with some of Australia's and the worlds biggest bands. It has been a steady climb for Here Come The Birds, the band have recorded a follow up that is distinctly different from their debut, yet still holds an energy and desire that is hard to ignore. 2010 will see the release of their debut album 'Young People Never Die' recorded with Forrester Savell (Birds Of Tokyo, Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus) at Melbourne's Sing Sing studios.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

09 Mar 2008

Triple J
40

I heard Vijay play this one on air and liked it straight away. The vocals are top notch, the band is equally driving. Bit of the Brit Bloc Party rhythm comes through and a touch of indie US punk. Bring on some more please...

I heard Vijay play this one on air and liked it straight away. The vocals are top notch, the band is equally driving. Bit of the Brit Bloc Party rhythm comes through and a touch of indie US punk. Bring on some more please...

Review

poster boy

01 Sep 2011

40

Rats is a good track, catchy fun and very danceable good work guys....

Rats is a good track, catchy fun and very danceable good work guys....

Review

Batman_5611

06 Jul 2008

50

This song has a great FEEL to it. It picks you up and swings you along to the beat with the lyrics capturing your imagination the whole way through. Absolutely fantastic!

This song has a great FEEL to it. It picks you up and swings you along to the beat with the lyrics capturing your imagination the whole way through. Absolutely fantastic!