Birdshoes


Those Anglo-Bournemouth Post/Punkers Bird Shoes are back with yet another stellar single release in the shape of the humorously titled “HaHa”. Opening to the sound of Robin casually strumming his guitar it explodes into life. This edgy, in your face number, is direct with a bellowing yet audible vocal, that at times borrows from the warbling tones of one Mr. Lydon from those early Pistols live shows. But any similarities to Punk’s “First Wave” end there. The old staple of the classic three-minute single is usurped by this epic two-minute belter. Lyrically pulling no punches – “I’m stupid and it’s my fault”, with its occasional mock laughter. The few vocal layers are comedic, matched only by an infectious kettle drum beat from James in the engine room. At times Robin’s vocal has an air of disinterest and repetition, which only serves to keep one interested (sic). And as with all songs of this ilk, it has a sharp climax.

Birdshoes

You won’t hear Bird Shoes in any Indie Disco anytime soon, (or Punk Night) for that matter; but once again they deliver a single that just begs to be sought out and heard. Bird Shoes haven’t wasted their time in Lockdown; and if this is just a taster, then we must look forward to the inevitable long-player. Although they operate under the banner of “Post/Punk” they appear to be non-genre specific, and therein lies their secret. With Slaves rather quiet and Idles still dividing opinion, it may just be time for these South Coast underdogs to dine at the top table. We will see…

Bird Shoes comprises
James Gordelier (Drums)
Robin Clark (Vocals & Guitar)

Links
http://www.birdshoes.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/birdshoesbirdshoes

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