Late last year, when Wollongong based three-piece (par one member) Birdsville dropped their debut single No Reaction, we were immediately on board with their blistering alt-punk sounds. We’ve been waiting patiently for more ever since, and today they have mercifully delivered.
Sleep is the ripping second single from the band, and as expected, it’s hard-hitting, dark, and filled with addictive alt-rock melodies. It should go without saying that we’re stoked to be premiering it for you today.
Wollongong trio Birdsville are back with Sleep; another slice of brutal alt-punk that feels simultaneously hypnotic and hard-hitting.
While No Reaction was driven by pulsating rhythms and pounding gang vocals, Sleep employs a sort of droning effect – the perfect sonic representation for the track’s themes. With sustained vocal hooks and all-consuming guitar lines, the track will blanket your body.
Although Sleep sees Birdsville travel in a slightly different sonic direction, it still sits strongly beside their previous material. In a short amount of time, the band have built a steady sound for themselves, and we can’t wait to hear what they deliver next.
The tracks new video, created by Paul Mitchell Kelly, is the perfect visual accompaniment. A Tron-style collage of images, the clip accentuates the track’s surreal, dream-like ideas.
Do yourself a favour and watch the new clip above. Catch Birdsville live at any of the following dates:
Friday, January 25th – The Townie, Newtown
Friday, February 15th – Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong
Saturday, February 16th – Botany View Hotel, Newtown
Thursday, February 28th – Rad Bar, Wollongong
More info here.