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Three Birds Solo


Just announced: Some solo shows for the New South Welshers…

27th DEC – NEWCASTLE – The Lass O’Gowrie (w/Boatfriends) 8pm
28th DEC – SYDNEY – Venue TBC
29th DEC – PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL – Chai Temple Stage 1:30pm
30th DEC – PEATS RIDGE FESTIVAL – Chai Temple Stage 2:30pm

It has been a while it is true. Listen up for some new tracks and new arrangements.

November Residency Pt.2


So we are champing at the bit to emerge from gig hibernation this spring to play a special three-week residency at everyone’s favourite loungeroom-with-live-music; THE EMPRESS.

We are going to debut some new tracks from the next album and be joined by some very special guests.

WEDNESDAY 14th NOVEMBER will see support from Taswegian observationists IVY ST., troubadouring heartstring-tugger MAJOR CHORD (in stripped-back solo mode), the thinking person’s lyricist-cum-basketball threat Marcus Teague (Single Twin, Deloris, Near Myth) in his new, and possibly electro, guise BLACK PADDOCK, all interspersed with DJ sets by The Age Short Story Award Winner of 2011 and former YIDCORE frontfellow BRAM PRESSER.

The following weeks will be similarly star-studded it’s promised. As of yet the exact details are being kept under wraps though it is promised it has nothing at all to do with the line-ups not being confirmed at the time of publication.

As a teaser Wednesday 21st November will feature the bit-electro, bit-guitar, whole lot of big voice and handsomeness that is WILDS and DJ sets by KIRA PURU (sans THE BRUISE).

The series closer on Wednesday 28th November see The Book of Ships joined by the intricate subtleties of studio mates BALLADS and manning the decks DJ COSMIC DOLPHIN (Johnny from CHILDREN COLLIDE) fresh from his survival of Hurricane Sandy.

Once again with less hyphens and name-dropping:

10:15-11:00 THE BOOK OF SHIPS
9:30-10:00 IVY ST.
8:45-9:15 MAJOR CHORD (solo)
DJ BRAM PRESSER (ex-Yidcore)
Doors 7:30pm

The Book of Ships
+ guests TBA
DJ Kira Puru (Kira Puru & The Bruise)
Doors 7:30pm

The Book of Ships
+ guests TBA
DJ Cosmic Dolphin (Johnny Children Collide)
Doors 7:30pm

So this weekend just gone we went and got ourselves into the studio and punched out the kit tracks for the next record. The spiritual presence of Alan Partridge aided the process immeasurably. Witness.

Photos by Tim O’Connor

Here is our cover of Wolf Parade’s Modern World from last nights show in Melbourne. Fast and dirty.

Of course he needs little introduction really. The mild mannered production wiz that is Nick Huggins is rather well known around these parts, having worked on records by Mick Turner, Khancoban, Oscar + Martin, Otouto, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Kid Sam et al. He’s now helping out with this next record as a sort of production consultant or something. I don’t even know what that means.

Anyhow, he’s a swell fellow. We spent the night together last night and have come to realise we share some connections with places such as Amsterdam, Geraldton and Kalbarri.

Here’s Nick at the studio last night. And yes I asked before I took his photo to splash all over the interwebs. His only request was that I wouldn’t post one of him whilst picking his nose or doing something similarly unsavoury.

In other news, the record might be named Outer. That’s an idea.

Yes that is correct, we are playing another show. We’ve been invited by the lovely Wilds to headline a show in Melbourne next month. It’s on the 20th in fact at The Gasometer in Collingwood. We’ll be joined by the handsome men of Ballads and Wilds and a new project called Boats. It’s going to be a chance for us to debut yet more songs from the new record. Here’s the event page right…here.