With the following blog I hope to change that.
If you are looking for something in the X Factor, one hit wonder, throw away aisle stop reading now, otherwise come with me as I lead you into the darkly twisted, here to stay, twighlight-zone of the world according to Birdeatsbaby.
Each of the 4 band members has brought their own musical tastes and influences to the table and then mashed them up into something strange and beautiful. They consist of a classical violinist, a classical pianist, a bass guitarist and a drummer, something that probably shouldn't work yet strangely it does.
Don't let their name or their genre defying descriptions put you off, this is a band that has no gimmicks, they're the real deal and they are serious about playing good old fashioned proper music.
At times main songwriter and lead vocalist Mishkin (Fitzgerald), leaves you feeling breathless with her almost operatic singing, ably assisted with backing vocals from violinist Keely(McDonald). To keep everything in time, bassist and some times acoustic guitarist Garry(Mitchell), pushes you along with riffs from a seemingly endless repertoire, while drummer Charlie(Reith-Pert), finishes you off with his pulsing brain rattling beats.
The whole is a sum of it's parts and these parts have been assembled like a well oiled machine.
Imagine if the classical composers and musical maestros of the 18th Century, (such as Mozart, Hadyn, Bach and Beethoven) had a meeting of minds with punk impresario Malcolm Mclaren and the songwriting style of Matthew Bellamy of current pop/rock stadium kings Muse, then you might have an inkling as to the sound produced by this quartet.
As a dearly departed relative used to say "Try it, you might like it". So go on, I dare you!
new album Feast of Hammers is out on Monday (20th Feb 2012).
Here's a couple of tasters: