Shining Bird is an Australian experimental pop band. In recent years they’ve landed some impressive support slots with the likes of Beach House, Kurt Vile and Midnight Oil. The band’s third album, and first in four years, Deadlands, is due for release later this year. Today we’re pleased to present a filmed studio performance of the album’s title track, ahead of its official release on Friday, 10th July.
“To counteract the inability of live performances for our fans, we thought a studio retreat would be most appropriate in this ‘age of the pandemic’,” they tell us. “Post-bushfire crisis left us all with a bitter taste in the mouth as we witnessed the environmental destruction and those close to us lose everything. From a feeling of helpless frustration, attention quickly then turned to COVID. This instrumental performance was born from an improvisational bed we’ve performed for years. Recorded live by The Pinheads’ Jez Player in Stanwell Park, we captured an iteration that speaks volumes to our current emotional state.”