10 April 2013

Grandfather Birds release new single Spithope

Grandfather Birds
Grandfather Birds are delighted to announce the brand new single ‘Spithope’ out as part of a DIY release by the band on April 10th as free download via bandcamp.
‘Spithope’ is an honest journey of self discovery, realisation, dependency and detachment portrayed through the eyes of a wanderer trapped by a snow storm in an unforgiving wood.
The video was shot in a hidden forest close to the Scottish border where the inspiration for the song came from. We figured it would be perfect accompaniment for the song to give fans a visual idea of how the song came about.
Official ‘Spithope’ Video –

Download ‘Spithope’ for FREE –

After a 2012 hiatus, 2013 sees Grandfather Birds come back with the raw, charming and truthful autumnal-indie sound they gained much acclaim for after the release of debut single ‘Higher Bridges’ in 2011.

After being championed by legendary BBC6Music DJ Tom Robinson, frequent airplay was gained through BBC Introducing which led to spins from Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio 1 airplay from Huw Stephens. Based in Newcastle, they consist of Matt (vocals and guitar), Stu (guitar and keys),

Jim (bass and keys) and Mark (drums and percussion). Lyrically, their songs are written through the eyes of fictional characters and cover universal topics such as love, life and loss but represented in an obscure dreamlike narrative.

Grandfather Birds have had to pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of The Futureheads, The Charlatans, The Drums, Little Comets, The 1975, Beth Jeans Houghton, Dutch Uncles and Mystery Jets. The Grandfather Birds live show has gained reputation for being a tight and atmospheric performance perfect for both the intimate and large stage.

To celebrate the release, Grandfather Birds are to play the stunningly atmospheric Mining Institute, one of Newcastle’s most historic venues on May 11th with support from very special guests Glishy Weather and Tessera Skies.

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