Posts Tagged ‘Tweak Bird’

Is Tropical x Tweak Bird x Berlin

07:25 PM

There wasn’t much known about the three guys from Is Tropical, before they visited Berlin to play at Comet Club on Friday the 15th. And apart from a first single it was hitherto only a deal with Kitsuné and the fact, that they keep hiding their faces with bandanas, which attracted proper attention.

But the pleasure of opening the evening was on the side of Berlin’s I’m not a Band. And the two enchanted the few people who found their way to Comet Club. Lacking of an album release as well, I’m not a Band played their set sovereignly, but not boredly. The delay of Is Tropical couldn’t confuse them, too. So they played encore by encore, collecting plus point.

The headliner of the evening then entered the stage with a big delay. Without a word of explanation to the waiting crowd but with their bandanas on, the three started their gig. The ones who didn’t pay attention to the sound-check could see the face of Is Tropical’s drummer nonetheless because his bandana got lost as fast as the whole band’s enthusiasm.

One hour later and at a different venue Tweak Bird was supposed to be more thrilling. All those who brought along their earmuffs to the sold out West Germany were well-advised to do so, since the powerful drums and the hardcore guitars sounds got some long-grown hair to swing. Though, the good set lost some of its substance and creativity towards the end, because the Bird brothers kept maltreating the four very same chords over and over again.

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Tweak Bird : Tour & T-Shirts

10:12 AM

Why searching for other band members in music shops? Why let someone play bass, when it’s just a half-baked guitar, or let someone else just sing?! Why spend months in the studio, when you can record an entire album within a week?

At least the Bird brothers Caleb and Ashton from Los Angeles can. In their band Tweak Bird rock music’s still allowed to exist in its purest essence. Their icons include the young the Who and it was the Melvins (but also Tool), who let them play as their live support. Coordinates couldn’t be better. Consequently the Birds highly energetically rumbled through their debut album (City Slang) and half of music history’s in this years summer. And they did so it refreshingly and straightforwardly, that a certain Mr Jack White could at some point have wished to join there band instead of facing another round of White Stripes ballyhoo and allegedly sister-or-ex-wife trouble with Meg.

Until the end of October the band will be touring Europe, playing for instance with their West Coast colleagues of the Pharmacy in Berlin or the Shandy Mandies in Leipzig. Don’t miss to visit their merchandise stand then, since they have some really nice band shirts with them (photo below) or just leave us a comment under this article or on our Facebook to win one out of three until Friday noon. We have a size M and L for boys and an M for girls. Winners will be picked random, so good luck to everyone!


Tweak Bird : Lights In Lines [Video]


Tweak Bird : A Sun / Ahh Ahh

Tweak Bird live:
07.10. Indra, Hamburg
08.10. West Germany, Berlin
09.10. Ilses Erika, Leipzig
10.10. Feierwerk, Munich
12.10. Music House, Graz
13.10. Kset, Zagreb
14.10. Streljana, Belgrade
15.10. Channel Zero, Ljubljana
16.10. MKK, Crnomelj
17.10. Tetris, Triest
20.10. Le Zinc Zinc, Limoges
21.10. Le Saint Ex, Bordeaux
22.10. Flèche D’Or, Paris
23.10. Supersonic Festival, Birmingham
24.10. Brainwash Festival, Leeds
25.10. Ruby Lounge, Manchester
26.10. Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
29.10. Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
28.10. Camp Basement, London
29.10. Hector’s House, Brighton
30.10. The Forum, London