Music For Dead Birds

Galway, County Galway



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

Abandoning conventional band clich├ęs (such as having our own gear), we retreated from society and fabricated a hut out of the bones of extinct Irish elk on a stretch of blanket bog. Utilising four track recorders powered by the ghosts of said elks, we recorded our debut album 'And Then It Rained For Seven Days..' for the Irish label Rusted Rail. We left the comfort of our isolation intermittently during this time in order to play with bands who were actually bands, such as Phosphorescent, Villagers, O'Death, Tenpastseven & The Ghostwood Project.

Growing tired of interacting with crowds and the hassle of having to borrow other peoples gear, we took an unofficial hiatus from live shows and returned to the hut. 'The Pope's Sister' was then recorded but the spirit of the ghost elks grew weak from overhead wi-fi signals and after the completion of the album they transcended to the astral plain for eternity.

Having to admit defeat and reintegrate ourselves into civilisation, we began to construct 'Vitamins', an album of ten songs which would be recorded in a studio. This album will be released very shortly and we hope that you will be bothered to listen to it despite all of the interesting things that are instantly accessible on-line.



Other people have said things about us and you should probably trust them and not us:

"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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