Drawn from all over this green and pleasant land, Shady Bard settled in Birmingham amidst tall buildings and city woodlands. From here came scruffily atmospheric, string-laden alt.folk songs, bursting occasionally into catastrophic guitar scuzz.
They have released a sold-out EP on Static Caravan and played on BBC Radio 2, Radio 4 and 6music. The band played the Green Man Festival in August and current single 'Penguins came out in October.
Things people have said:
"Sublime in the way it literally destroys you this EP is quietly magnificent, sensitive, mellow, melodically perfecthurting and lost in a maddening world of quick firing three minute fumbles in the sack of pop"
"Unsurpassable beauty...Shady Bard simply radiate mellow warmth."
"One of our Faces of 2006, ambition and beauty resonate from every note of an EP that's both beautifully tender while rocking like Lost's polar bears. Hard not to say how gorgeous this is without being pretentious."
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