Music For Dead Birds

Galway, County Galway



Jimmy Monaghan: Guitar/Vocals
Dónal Walsh: Drums


Born on separate continents in 1988, Music For Dead Birds formed after meeting at an outdoor music in the summer of 2007.

We recorded our debut album 'And Then It Rained For Seven Days..' for the Irish label Rusted Rail, which was released in 2009. Around this time we played with lots of bands around Ireland, such as Phosphorescent, Villagers, O'Death, Tenpastseven, Emmy The Great & The Ghostwood Project.

After a year hiatus we began to construct 'Vitamins', an album of ten songs, old and new, which would be recorded in a studio over a weekend. This album was released in digital format on April 2014.


"Given more exposure, there's no excuse for this band remaining a little known revelation." AU Magazine

"Hailing from Galway, Ireland, Music for Dead Birds create a sensual and driving folk influenced electric guitar rock music. The lyrics are captivating and the vocal delivery together creates a strong focal point for the listener." Foxy Digitalis

"I'm going to have to glue their CD to my hand I keep losing it." Dan Hegarty

"Hurts my ears." Norman Records


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