Astral Swans “Bird Songs” – Listen

Imagine, if you will, that you’re walking through Vondelpark in Amsterdam – it’s near Christmas, you’re somewhat on the cold side, maybe picking up a jacket would have been a smart move.  Love has abandoned you, and now, god damn it, all the birds are mocking you with your own worthlessness and letting you know that you never deserved love anyway.  Pretty heavy, and if you imagine it then there’s a good chance that you are Matthew Swann, aka Astral Swans.

There’s certainly a hint of Belle and Sebastian about the catchy ‘Bird Songs‘, which contrasts upbeat melodies against darker lyrics.

>>> Please help to support the running costs of Americana UK, run by a dedicated team in our spare time, by donating £2 a month to us - we'll send you an exclusive 20 track curated playlist every month plus the opportunity to win our monthly giveaway. Click here for more information.

About Jonathan Aird 1939 Articles
Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

Be the first to comment

Leave a comment..

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.