An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
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"UK PRESS"

'In times when everything seems sewn up, we need someone to tear it apart. In an age of smoothly sellable corporate indie, we need someone to take a knife to the façade. At the start of 2009, the band stepping up to that challenge is An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump.' The Independent on Sunday, Jan 09

'An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump scare us. They're the authentic face of the gothic post-rock lot with an impressively arty name to match, and look like they could properly do us over if we met them in a dark alley. It's The Jesus And Mary Chain meets Kim Gordon in a post-apocalyptic world. Watch them through your fingers. Like we said, this year is all about bands who'll change your life: prepare to fall in love.' NME, Jan 09

'A kind of noisy Ronettes meets the Banshees girl-group. In fact they’re exactly what the Jesus and Mary Chain were aiming for before they spoiled it all by being spotty Scottish guys rather than glamorously mysterious black-clad girls.' - Le Cool, Dec 08

''These luscious ladies simmer on stage with blunt fringes, wanton curves, red lips and a hard as nails attitude.' i-D Magazine, Dec 08

'Coolest band, coolest band.' Sunday Times Style Magazine, Nov 08

'Bad Seeds meets The Shangri-Las nightmare. A No-Wave Ronettes...Bewitching.' - NME, Oct 08


“The vocals are reminiscent of sixties soul - if filtered through a nightmarishly distorting lens - they, at various times, wail warble, charm, accuse and soulfully plead. All while the riffage continues and the beats pummel...”
- ARTROCKER
- NME, THE INDEPENDANT, LE COOL, THE TIMES, ARTROCKER


Discography

December 2008
THESE SINS E.P.

1. Lights Out
2. Saints
3. The Past Between Us
4. 100%

November 2009
BUY A LIFE E.P.

1. Silent Hour
2. Smear
3. Only In Death

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Bio

An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump are three women creating music in their own unique way. Two bass guitars? Why not. Minimal drums played standing up? OK. Instrument swapping? A core essence. These women are influenced by film, art, and everything from soul music to grunge.

Having released their debut EP 'These Sins' in December 2008 to rave reviews and with live shows performed with a raw intensity they have been the talk of London's music scene since their first live performance in April 2008 leading them to be touted as ones to watch by NME, The Independent, The Guardian and Artrocker to name but a few. Heralded as ‘the most thrilling band’ (Tim Jonze- The Guardian) at this year’s Camden Crawl, The Birds have recently returned from Chicago after recording new tracks with Steve Albini. Sharing a penchant for the subversive, An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump are intent at making the underground consumable to the masses. They are C-Bird, D-Bird and X-Bird.

An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump will play a handful of live shows to coincide with the single release in November and December. The dates include a spot at the Trans Musicale Festival in France. Live dates across the Europe to be announced for November and December.

PAST PRESS QUOTES

'In times when everything seems sewn up, we need someone to tear it apart. In an age of smoothly sellable corporate indie, we need someone to take a knife to the façade. At the start of 2009, the band stepping up to that challenge is An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump.' The Independent on Sunday, Jan 09

'An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump scare us. They're the authentic face of the gothic post-rock lot with an impressively arty name to match, and look like they could properly do us over if we met them in a dark alley. It's The Jesus And Mary Chain meets Kim Gordon in a post-apocalyptic world. Watch them through your fingers. Like we said, this year is all about bands who'll change your life: prepare to fall in love.' NME, Jan 09

'A kind of noisy Ronettes meets the Banshees girl-group. In fact they’re exactly what the Jesus and Mary Chain were aiming for before they spoiled it all by being spotty Scottish guys rather than glamorously mysterious black-clad girls.' - Le Cool, Dec 08

''These luscious ladies simmer on stage with blunt fringes, wanton curves, red lips and a hard as nails attitude.' i-D Magazine, Dec 08

'Coolest band, coolest band.' Sunday Times Style Magazine, Nov 08

'Bad Seeds meets The Shangri-Las nightmare. A No-Wave Ronettes...Bewitching.' - NME, Oct 08