Next week the Wind-up Birds will release their second full length long player Poor Music.
It is a collection of 17 tracks of scalpel-sharp observation that lay bare the nuances of life in the UK with an unflinching honesty and eye for detail. Black humour abounds, and if ever there were a band for whom the proverb “many a true word said in jest” applied then it is this Leeds four-piece as they pick at the scabs of our fragmenting society and expose the rather sordid and unpleasant wounds underneath.
All of this is done to a musical backdrop that takes in indie rock, punk and off-kilter pop bringing to mind everything from The Mekons and Gang of Four, to XTC and the Sleaford Mods.
First single is the urgent, driving The Gristle. You can get it on a pay-what-you-want deal, or why not order the whole album from Bandcamp here.