Shining Bird are an experimental pop group from Wollongong, NSW. The band share eclectic influences such as Nick Cave, The Triffids, and Beach Boys.
Their 2013 debut album Leisure Coast achieved widespread critical acclaim. Debut single Distant Dream was named Rage TV's Indie Clip of the Week, while it was listed as FBi Radio's third most listened track in 2013. Shining Bird have played alongside acts such as Kurt Vile, Franz Ferdinand, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Drones, Father John Misty along with a slew of East Coast festivals.
Their second album Black Opal again received significant praise with single Helluva Lotwinning Song Of The Year for FBi Radio's SMAC Awards in 2015. Shining Bird have returned in 2019 with a nine minute one take single, Who Are We.