Sunday, March 07, 2010

Bird noises

It's not Paul Ackroyd of The Wind-Up Birds' fault that his vocal sounds strangely like that of Niall O'Flaherty from Sultans Of Ping FC, but it's not something you want to have playing on your mind throughout. So sorry for introducing it to you at the outset. The Leeds band boast that they "write songs about car parks, and songs about pubs, and songs about work, and songs about escape." Theirs is a raw, caustically passionate clatter with Fall overtones especially on this track we've been cleared to post, although further listening reveals less often cited but still more than worthwhile reference points. Fans of mid-90s smart shambles Animals That Swim definitely need to look this way. They have a 7" out on Sturdy Records on 19th April. This isn't on it.

The Wind-Up Birds - The Night Soil

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