Here are some of our upcoming shows in London that you may or may not be interested in. More info and advance tickets from http://www.birdonthewire.net/events.html
Oh No Oh My at Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ
Oh No Oh My is set to release a new collection of 12 brand new songs called "People Problems". "Brains" / "Walking Into Me" is the first double single : it's loud, it's quiet, it's short, it's long. It's all these things and more. As Pitchfork quite rightly said - "The band's unique charisma should garner results in your heart's blog search machine".
The Thermals at XOYO, 32-37 Cowper St, EC2A 4AW
Over the course of seven years and four LP's, The Thermals have tackled a variety of subjects with no small amount of passion and fervor. Religion, politics, death, these are some heavy themes! Yet The Thermals have irreverently run roughshod over these topics with excesses of moxie and gusto, the likes of which the post/punk/pop/power/etc. community had never before seen! Now, for their fifth LP, The Thermals have battled (and perhaps even conquered!) the deepest and darkest of all popular art themes- love.
Shugo Tokumaru at Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin St, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Shugo Tokumaru began recording his sweet and eccentric lo-fi indie pop songs -- songs that nod to artists like Plamo, Lullatone, and PWRFL Power -- in the early 2000s. He recorded a ten-track demo CD-R, Fragment, in 2003. The album was never officially released, but it did manage to grab the attention of the U.S. label Music Related, which released Tokumaru's second full-length, Night Piece, in 2004. Tokumaru went on to release a couple more albums over the course of the next few years; L.S.T. followed in 2005 and Exit was released in Japan in 2007. The latter was re-released on the U.S. label Almost Gold in 2008. For 2010's Port Entropy, Tokumaru adopted a slightly more polished, but still playful, approach.
Jeniferever at The Lexington, 96 – 98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB
Jeniferever is a four-piece band from Uppsala, Sweden, composed of Kristofer Jönson, Martin Sandström, Olle Bilius and Fredrik Aspelin. Their new album ‘Silesia’ will be released on Monotreme Records on April 11th. The album’s title is taken from the former name of Berlin’s Ostbahnhof. Said Kristofer, “I liked the idea of naming it after a railway station since it's a place of motion, a place where people arrive and depart and sometimes maybe depart never to come back...” And the end product is Jeniferever’s brightest, most immediate long-player yet. From pain, confidence; from darkness, light.