Two Wounded Birds – Two Wounded Birds

Album review of Two Wounded Birds’ self-titled debut album, published for on June 14th 2012.

Two Wounded Birds have made their name thus far with a slew of well-received singles and EPs, coveting an enthusiasm for snappy rock n roll riffs and heartbroken melodies, something their self-titled debut sets in stone. It’s an approach that has earned the Margate foursome comparisons to The Beach Boys and The Ramones but there is far more substance to them than merely plundering rock n’ rolls illustrious history. The band have taken the energy and attitude from those days of yore and placed them in a truly modern setting.

Their debut cruises between two nuances. The energetic surf-inspired indie-pop with all the punch of early rock n roll (‘Together Forever’ ‘Daddy’s Junk’ and ‘Two Be Young’) and tales of heartbreak and loss (‘My Lonesome’, ‘Night Patrol’ and ‘The Outer World’). The latter are told through an atmospheric haze of spectral reverb, of an almost shoe-gaze aesthetic. The album is bound by a love of – and an ability to produce – timeless and infectious pop songs, with a fair share of “oohs” and “ahhs” thrown in for good measure. It works well until the close, where by the album dips and dithers slightly with ‘Growing’ and ‘No Goodbyes’, as they stray into more conventional ‘indie-rock’ territory.

While it may be lacking that something extra and becomes a little tiresome toward the end, Two Wounded Birds is a solid and enjoyable debut with more than enough punch to propel them into the public sphere, something they and this album undoubtedly deserve. They’ll need more of the spark of their influences second time around though.

Two Wounded Birds – The Outer World

The wait for Two Wounded Birds‘ long-awaited debut album is almost at an end, the self-titled LP will be released on June 4th.

Two Wounded Birds have been building up steam over the past 18 months, unleashing their splendid brand of catchy, fun-filled and fast paced surf rock sounds to anyone willing to listen. Ahead of the albums’ release the band have unveiled a brand new track ‘The Outer World’. It is a dreamy and delicate affair, showing  a less tempestuous side to the band with more melancholic and vulnerable moments.

‘The Outer World’ is certainly a different side to what we have heard from the band on their previous singles. Check it below.

Two Wounded Birds – Together Forever

There’s an abundance of chirpy surf-inspired indie doing the rounds at the moment but Two Wounded Birds remain one of the most impressive.

Over the past 12 months they’ve been wooing folk with a splendid mix of catchy sunny, fast paced surf rock and now the Margate band are set to release a new single through Moshi Moshi. This latest number captures what they are all about; a cheery contagious surf pop sound which at 2:15, doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. 

No word on an album yet but ‘Together Forever’ is released on  October 31st via Moshi Moshi. You can listen to it and a few others below.

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Two Wounded Birds – All We Wanna Do via PLSRMSC

 Two Wounded Birds – Night Patrol