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The Wind-Up Birds are some good time lads from here in sunny Leeds. They've got a 7" EP out now containing four sumptuous indie rock efforts plus a bonus download of said sumptuous tunes. Good to see these fellers easing us into the transition from wax to digital... it's tough times for the poor old vinyl record. Anyway, The Wind-Up Birds write indie pop in the vein of Art Brut. Musically it's a fairly standard fair but it's executed with the kind of enthusiasm I like to see in a rock band. They play pretty loud, they've got nice synth undertones and they can string together a tune no problems. Lyrically there is a scathing selection of tracks with abuse being thrown about in all directions. I don't think these are very happy lads now I come to think of it. Frustrated and energetic are the two descriptive terms that come to mind. Oh, and it's gotta a Hood-esque sleeve featuring northern terrace housing... it's bleak 'round these parts.
9/10 Mr. Shuffleupagus Customer review, 4th January 2011"In a Yorkshire Call Centre I Knelt Down and Wept" is my "Swell Tune" of the day: http://mrshuffleupagus.blogspot.com/2011/01/todays-swell-tune-in-yorkshire-call.html Love the "We're from northern-f*cking-England" sound.
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