Sep 22, 2011

Birdeatsbaby - prog punk, UK (E89)

About: Birdeatsbaby - extremly cool band from Brighton

"Alt-classical prog-punk act Birdeatsbaby are an unusual four-piece that hail from Brighton, UK. Not really fitting into any current musical trends, the band steer towards a ‘dark cabaret’ rock sound, with fast-paced and complex drums, piano, bass and violin all tied up with huge and catchy choruses. Like a more hyper-active Nick Cave meets a slightly depressed Freddie Mercury, Birdeatsbaby have been described as many things, including ‘a distinctly unhinged brand of burlesque freak-pop’, and ‘Twin Peaks on snuff.’
If you’re looking for something dark, nasty and completely original, Birdeatsbaby have the potential to be one of those cult bands that only appear once in a lifetime. Let the music speak for itself."

1). How does autumn influence your music?
Actually Autumn is great for our music as we are lazy over the summer... it's too hot to write songs and we've also been playing a lot of festivals.

2). What book or movie has influenced your creative work the most?
I'd have to say anything by Tim Burton - Danny Elfman's film scores are amazing and very dark. They would definitely have influenced some of my songs! Especially Beetlejuice!

3). Do you perform cover songs at your shows? If yes, what songs?
We once did a Queen cover. It was awesome but no, we don't really put in covers. Sometimes we'll do 'Aeroplane Over The Sea' by Neutral Milk Hotel at acoustic shows.

4). Were you good in school? Do you miss your school years?
Yeah, I was a total boff at school. There weren't really any bad kids, just rich snotty kids. I did get suspended for smoking once though... so I guess I was a bit bad!

5). Would you like to be a superhero? What superpowers would you like to have and why?
I AM a superhero. My superpower is piano-spiderhands.


Listen to: Birdeatsbaby - Through Ten Walls

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