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Birds of Tokyo

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Perth, Australia (2004 – present)

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Birds of Tokyo are a four-piece alternative rock band from Perth, Western Australia that formed in 2004. Their debut album, Day One, gained them domestic success with it reaching No. 3 on the AIR Independent Album charts, spending a total of 36 consecutive weeks in the top 10. In 2008, the band released their second album, Universes, which made it to No. 3 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. In 2010 the band released its highest charting album to date, Birds of Tokyo, which reached No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

It’s no secret that the landscape of Birds of Tokyo’s home of Western Australia; a desert-like state so vast and unforgiving that to provide it with a soundtrack requires a higher level of grandeur and majesty one would ever dare associate with the ‘pop’ music tag.

But, down to its bones, pop music is what Birds of Tokyo write… they just layer those bones in muscle, and give the beast a heart.

Beautifully expressive in its texture, yet thick and rich in its deceptive simplicity; Birds Of Tokyo’s music is universal and incredibly humanistic. In what could be described as the blink of an eye, the band have struck a nerve in their homeland, giving way to an unprecedented rise to popularity, but it is in their blossoming international recognition can be seen the band’s true strength and ability to connect with people.

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  • d_malafeeva

    волшебные

    21 Apr 1:43pm Reply
  • pyaz2004

    I'm really liking this band a lot !

    12 Mar 10:37pm Reply
  • Apsik0

    Do yourself a favour and check out their cover of Hunter&Collectors' song named "Talking to a stranger", it's really awesome.

    16 Jan 7:41pm Reply
  • LittleGilmour

    I love so much this band !

    27 Nov 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    Good band.

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • selkhet25

    OMFG amazing band !!!

    21 Jun 2014 Reply
  • danielaunseen

    ~♥~

    7 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Bring_Me_Out

    come to Russia

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • GuilhermeDbanda

    I can't tell how amazing they are! They have beautiful songs. That's why I thank last.fm for showing me such great bands! Sirin is masterpiece <3

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • fire_vains

    Just found them and they are now the first band I think of when I want to listen to something (:

    13 Feb 2014 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    @Sanity_Theorist S/T is decent I guess. The new album is a total snozefest though.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • FleurDerLys

    потрясающая группа

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Bought_New_Soul

    Definitely prefer the Karnivool side of Ian...but I do like his voice, so I may give these a fair go....sounds a bit too poppy for me though.

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Nice ozzy sound)

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Zerenko

    Sanity_Theorist , couldn't have said it better

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Ian Kenny is in this as a side project!? This is as bland as Coldplay...should definitely stick with Karnivool.

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SCOPETRIED

    Amazing band

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • acclamationsun

    There is a flock of birds flying south for the winter. One bird is leading them. He says, "First we're going to Mexico for the fruit, beaches, and good times. Then we're going to Rio for the carnival, sunrises, and cakes. After that, Peru. Y'all will like all three."

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • StarInTheDark

    Perfect music <3

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    Lanterns getting smashed on the radio but I don't mind it, alot better than most of the other stuff they flog

    19 May 2013 Reply
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