- 4 MUSICIANS ()
- country:United Kingdom
- label:not signed
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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The Village…. A place where thoughts are processed, ideas made into reality. A place wherever we want it to be, in our hearts, our thoughts and dreams; a place where BirdPen create. It takes one switch and the process begins. For BirdPen who are Mike Bird and Dave Pen The Village became a place they created a few years ago; a place for them both to channel their artistic thoughts and musical ideas. Within hours they will create and write songs which have led them on to perform in front of thousands of people. From within the recording hub of The Village they wrote, produced and recorded their debut album On Off Safety Danger. An album that has been described as - "An album to haunt the mind permanently", "A remarkable and exiting debut", and from Tom Robinson at the BBC, "The best 8 quid I've spent all year". Alongside excellent reviews for their debut album the track Airspace was also selected as itunes France single of the week. From releasing On Off Safety Danger BirdPen have toured the UK and Europe over the last 18months. Their live performances are raw and full of explosive doom groove dark energy with Dave Pens enchanting voice mesmerising the audience.
This magical 2-piece writing outfit also work in other fields and projects within the music industry. Dave Pen is a core writer and performer with the Archive Collective, a scientific trip rock outfit from London, of which Dave has co-written songs on the last 3 albums of release. Recently Dave has enjoyed huge success in Europe with Archive playing to their own sold out arena crowds as well as supporting acts such as Massive Attack, Placebo and Muse.
In recent months BirdPen have started recording the follow up to On Off Safety Danger and have begun working with Producer Jim Spencer. Jim Spencer has vast experience on Production and Mixing and has worked with New Order, Johnny Marr, Oasis and The Charlatans no name a few..
Along side recording new material BirdPen have put together a ship shape tight live band and have forthcoming shows in Europe this spring and summer...