Introducing: Birds and Beasts

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introducing new yorkshire band artist

Folk running wild… from Huddersfield

YOUR NAMES: Leo (guitar), Hep (drums), Anna (bass) and Luke (guitar/keys).
BAND NAME: Birds and Beasts.
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY? Feral folk ‘n’ roll.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND/PLAYING MUSIC? Since late 2016.

birds and beasts huddersfield folk band interviewGIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
1) To share our fascination with the lives of animals.
2) We love to wiggle to a catchy chorus and have a surplus of earworms.
3) We overflow with quirk and love to meet fellow music lovers.

WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
At the end of a winding B road banging on an old tree stump in the forest.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST…
RECORD? Out of the Blue – ELO.
CD? ‘Free as a Bird’ – The Beatles.
DOWNLOAD? – ‘Heroes’ – David Bowie.

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
Band song writing retreats and research trips to Costa Rica, Bhutan and Madagascar.

“Overflow with quirk”

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
Gardening.

CITE SOME INTER-BAND MUSICAL DIFFERENCES…
Anna loves hardcore, Hep loves prog, Leo loves jazz and Luke loves gangster rap.

WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
David Hockney, Ed Clancy, Robert Sharp and Knuckle.

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NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
Piano/vox – Tori Amos
Drums – Marco Minnemann
Guitar – Richard Thompson
Guitar – Jonny Greenwood
Bass – John Stirratt.

GO SEE THIS FILM: Chasing Ice
GO READ THIS BOOK: H is for Hawkl
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: Daniel Johnston or The Monks
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: Justin Bieber
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS?: Leeds

AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS.
We love you!

For more info and  up to date gig listings please visit birdsandbeasts.net
The single launch is at Lawrence Batley Theatre on 7th July

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