Interview: BIRD - Post Phantoms Catch Up

(Image: Brian Roberts Photography)

I spoke to Adele Emmas, the uniquely talented lead singer of Liverpool band Bird about her influences, 2012, their EP, gigs, tours, possible collaborations and favourite songs. Bird formed over a year ago when Adele was joined by Mick Dolan (guitar), Keith Thompson (guitar), Ste Parratt (bass) and Alexis Samata (drums). They have played numerous shows around the country including last year’s Liverpool SoundCity. They’ve also had plenty of radio airplay on BBC 6MUSIC, BBC Radio Merseyside and Amazing Radio. Their first EP ‘Phantoms’ was released on 31st October 2011 on Jack to Phono records. It was launched at the newly opened Eric’s in Liverpool. The EP features the title track ‘Phantoms’ ‘Hey Hey Moonshine’ ‘Tides’ and ‘The Witch-Hunter.’…

Read More

Review: Bird EP Launch @ Eric’s

03/12/12 - Venue: - Erics, Mathew St Bird Official E.P. Launch

- Words: Phil Oskoui

Support from The Fifth Movement/The Edwardian Picnic/Dave Barnicle

Christmas is coming. And the goose is definitely putting the pounds on. Mulled wine, roast chestnuts and log fires. Early nights all snuggled up with your loved one while the harsh winter beats its frostbitten heart outside…

Read More

LMW Closing Party (Part 2) - Bird/Man Without Country

11.11.11 @ CUC - Aaron Rose

It was billed as one of the biggest nights of the year, Liverpool Music Week intended to go out with a bang, and I have to tell you, it did not disappoint. The CUC played host, a multi-tiered tower of wonder containing 10 staging areas, spread across 4 floors. Parading a seemingly endless array of musical talent whilst an eclectic mix of photographers, writers, promoters, managers and just plain old fashioned music lovers filled its corridors and gaping rooms, drinks raised high to salute the end of what had been a fantastic week for Liverpool and it’s musical society. Yes there was a few scheduling issues, yes you could often lose yourself between floors searching for your next venue of choice/bar or indeed bathroom but with such a vast amount of bands playing what do you expect? And more to the point who really cares? It was a night to celebrate everything that our city has to offer for musicians and fans alike, a night to bask in the glow of vibrant up and coming artists a night to dance and revel and lose yourself in a world of sound, LMW may now be over but damn, it didn’t half go out with a bang!

Read More

BIRD Interview - Aaron Rose

An Interview with Adele Emmas of Bird.

Later this month, (Halloween to be precise) up and coming atmospheric band Bird release their highly anticipated first E.P called “Phantoms”.  With the band currently receiving a lot of praise from fellow artists and critics alike it is definitely an exciting time for all those involved with the band…

Read More

Artist Spotlight - Bird

Local band Bird is generating quite a buzz on the scene at the moment. Check them out and let us know what you think…


"Bird are a five piece band, hailing from Liverpool, England. They combine haunting and poetic lyrics with melodic and eerie, sweeping guitar riffs. Bird put themselves under the genre of ‘atmospheric folk’ and atmospheric is definitely the word. Bird’s universe is magical and will leave you with hairs standing up on the back of your neck."

Upcoming Dates…

  • Venue: The Masque, Liverpool - Date: 21/10/2011 - 8:00

  • Venue: LMW @ CUC - Date: 11/11/2011 - 9:00

  • Venue: Basement (York) - Date: 16/11/2011 - 8:00

  • Venue: Romo Mayes @ The Freshfield - Date: 01/12/2011 - 8:00

  • Venue: The Shipping Forecast - Date: 02/12/2011 - 8:00

    More Info

Check out or follow Bird on Facebook.

ManGoneBlog Interview coming soon….


Let us know what you think of this article on the Man Gone Splat facebook wall.

This article is from