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Bird is a name of at least nine acts:

1) A Liverpool, UK band.
2) A pseudonym of Japanese singer Kitayama Yuki.
3) A pseudonym of London, UK, per Janie Price.
4) A Toronto, Canada producer / composer.
5) A pseudonym of Thai male soloist Thongchai McIntyre.
6) A Netherlands indie-folk trio.
7) A Canadian alt-country group.
8) A San Jose, CA, USA band.
9) A Los Angeles, CA, USA rapper.

1) A five piece Liverpool, UK atmospheric folk band which combines haunting / poetic lyrics, with melodic and eerie / sweeping guitar riffs. Members include: Adele Emmas (vocals), Christian Sandford (synth, keyboards), Alexis Samata (drums) and Sian Williams (guitar). Their début EP was Shadows (Aug 2012, Jack To Phono) and their latest album is My Fear And Me (May 2014, Jack To Phono).

Other releases include: EP Ophelia (Feb 2013, Jack To Phono), produced by composer / guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones (ex-The Coral).

With a dynamic mixture of power and fragility, they combine hypnotic, tribal drum beats, atmospheric guitars and dreamlike synth-scapes to create the foundation for Emmas’ siren-esque vocals and poetry. After continually touring the UK, Bird have gained a large loyal following and garnered praise from: BBC 6music, BBC Radio 1, 2 and 3. They have been invited to play sessions for Bella Union-head Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins) and BBC Radio Merseyside. The Guardian, Q magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Metro, Nylon, NME and Channel 4 have all featured the band.

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