Birdeatsbaby – Tenterhooks


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Take a look at Birdeatsbaby's brand new alternative music visual Tenterhooks. Here's how Birdeatsbaby responded when we asked:

Where did you get your inspiration for this video?

"Tenterhooks is a progressive maelstrom of irregular time signatures, occult and sexual lyrical imagery and of course the trademark Birdeatsbaby sound of strings, synths and operatic female vocals.
We wanted the video to reflect the insanity of the song, therefore we filmed everything slowed down and sped it up to look more manic.
Our location was an abandoned police station which adds to the strangeness, and we chose black and white over colour for a more gothic atmosphere.

The flashes of strange images that flash up were inspired by the credit from True Blood where they mix religious, occult, and sexual imagery to make something slightly disturbing to watch."

More Details Birdeatsbaby are far from your average rock band. Incorporating a varied collection of influences, the band combine piano-lead power-pop with orchestral and melodic rock, resulting in something that sounds hauntingly original and delicate.

After forming in 2008 the band quickly became known for their theatrical and visual live appearances, and their infamous music videos. The most well known being ‘The Trouble’ (directed by Philippa Bloomfield) which has since gained over 200,000 views on YouTube and been shown at many film events across the UK.

In 2010 the band released the cathartic ‘Bigger Teeth’ EP (produced by Marc R Norris of 80s Matchbox B-line Disaster) and played a string of shows across the UK and Europe.

Their album ‘Feast of Hammers’ (produced by Jason Rubal), was released in 2012 and followed up with an extensive tour of America and Europe. During this time the band were hailed as the ‘sound of 2012’, by Simon Price from The Independent, as well as a glowing review of their current album in the newspaper. Ben Graham from The Quietus also described them as “dark, sexual, vulnerable yet strong… like all the best bands”. Tom Robinson from BBC6 Music interviewed the band twice on his introducing show and has continued to play their music on the air.

Recently the band released their third studio album 'The Bullet Within', which was crowd-funded by their fans, aptly names 'The Flock.' The album was pioneered by Chris Hawkins on 6 Music who called it "splendid cabaret style art-rock". It also received 4**** from Q Magazine and R2 (Rock n Reel), and continues to prove that the weird and wonderful world of Birdeatsbaby is something that all music enthusiasts can enjoy across the genres.

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