THREE-piece Liverpool band Bird take to the stage in Birmingham on Sunday for one of their ‘magical’ live performances.
Singer Adele Emmas, guitarist Sian Williams and drummer Alexis Samata have been spoken about highly in the music press of late as the buzz surrounding them grows louder.
Together they create dark, haunting, atmospheric music, refreshingly unlike anything else around right now.
Emmas told the Mail her and her bandmates were definitely feeling the love right now.
She said: “It’s been really nice. We’ve recently been in the NME and were The Guardian’s band of the day.
“It makes you think that things are paying off and that people are engaging with your work.
“Things seem to have heated up over the last few months for us. On the latest EP we worked with Bill Ryder Jones who was the guitarist in The Coral.
“He lives by us and we heard about each other through mutual friends and he approached us about doing some work and he produced the EP.
“To have his name on it has given us a boost and it was really nice to work with him.
“It’s nice that we can feel a bit of buzz about us as it pushes you to keep at it.”
Bird are certainly not your average ‘girlband’, influenced more by the likes of Warpaint and Stealing Sheep, then The Saturdays.
Emmas said the influences on hers and fellow bandmate Williams’s songwriting come from all types of inspirations.
She said: “I take inspiration from imagery, film, art, landscape, nature and also poetry.
“I don’t really take inspiration from real life I live in my head. Sian is the same.
“I tend to get obsessed with things like a book or a musician or a piece of art and that leads to me writing a song.
“I don’t really write songs when we are touring but I always have a notebook with me so I can just write down certain phrases or anything that pops into my head and I will piece it together afterwards.”
The band are nearing the end of their first headline tour which got under way in their hometown of Liverpool last month.
Emmas said anyone experiencing Bird live for the first time will be treated to a ‘magical’ experience.
She said: “It’s our first headline tour. It’s lovely that we get to travel a lot and meet a lot of unusual characters in different cities and venues.
“We try and make the live shows quite magical and we are a bit theatrical.
“We put fairy lights all over the stage and around the microphone stand and have old vintage lamps and things like that.
“We try to make a little bit more atmosphere and just try and make a bit of an effort as it can be a bit boring when you just have a plain stage when you see a band.”
Emmas said the band will sit down with their label after the tour to discuss a debut album.
Bird perform at The Yardbird Jazz Club in Birmingham on Sunday.
See the venue for tickets.