Friday 15th Jan 2010
Two Minute Noodles
Brudenell Social Club
8pm, £4 rsvp / £6 otd
BIRD NAMES are a perfectly off-centre pop band from Chicago. Their songs are often ragged and experimental whilst remaining inventive and catchy. Characterised by a kaleidoscopic approach to songwriting, Bird Names mix together a world of ideas, instruments and musical styles into a sound full of personality. Sing-along waltzes can walk hand-in-hand with ad hoc scrambled guitar lines yet some semblance of balance is always held on to.
The band are five in number, with the group comprising Nora Brank, Phelan Lavelle, Albert Schatz, Cohen J. and David Lineal. Writing and recording the songs is a collective effort, and in live performances the swapping of instruments between songs further demonstrates the freeform nature of the group. Over the last four years, Bird Names have played wide and far across the USA and have recorded a number of records, the last being 'Open Relationship' released by Unsound and Wham City last year.