Birdeatsbaby Drop Fifth Album -The World Conspires
BIRDEATSBABY coquet with bittersweet romance and mysticism in “The World Conspires”
Great feelings, energy, melancholic soft melodies. BIRDEATSBABY, from Brighton, is a special ensemble that has been delivering the great inner cinema since 2009. The name of the Dark Progressive Rock band was literally dreamt up while sleeping, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Mishkin Fitzgerald and her fellow bandmates walk on paths far away from the uniform mainstream. “The World Conspires” is the fifth album and at the same time the beginning of a new phase in the musical development of BIRDEATSBABY, touching the spheres of modern Prog Metal for the first time. Reaching into these new avenues of creative inspiration, the English band fuses its genre of Dark Cabaret with harder progressive sounds without neglecting its roots. Open-minded music fans with a predilection for bands and artists such as Anathema, Tool, Nick Cave or Muse should note the 18th of October 2019, when the new masterpiece, produced by the legendary John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, HIM) and mastered by Bob Macchiochi (Shades, Baby Grande, Space Jesus) in the Black Needle Noise Emporium Studio in Los Angeles, will be released via Dr. Music Records.
When they met during their studies at Brighton University, BIRDEATSBABY’s flame-haired vocalist Mishkin Fitzgerald and guitarist Garry Mitchell formed a thriving musical partnership with a mutual love of dark and progressive music. After a few line-up changes the band has been completed with Anna Mylee on drums and Hana Maria on violin, cello, and harp. Starting out in the Punk Cabaret scene, the sound progressed into an atmospheric, melancholic Prog Rock with Steampunk fragments, which excites with classical orchestral layers, bold guitars, and intricate arrangements. The band has amassed a cult-like following across the world, aptly called ‘The Flock’, and has been able to successfully crowd-fund each of their releases. Additionally, they landed support slots with The Courtesans, the German Gothic icons ASP and played hundreds of shows in the UK, Europe, the United States and also Mexico. With their new studio album “The World Conspires” BIRDEATSBABY has now returned with a soundtrack for the soulful, haunting, riotous celebration of life in all its facets. The album leads the listener on a roller coaster ride of drama and conflicting emotions. From the rich, orchestral and fragile album opener “Hold Your Breath”, a mantra for anyone who has gone through trauma, it continues with the mystical “Painkiller”, as well as the title song and its overwhelming ode to love, on to “Lady Grey”, which elegiacally and captivatingly walks through the shadows, before the musicians slow down with “How Do I” and let Mishkin’s sensitive voice float over soft piano sounds, accompanied by strings. The tragic “Box Of Razorblades” continues atmospherically until the last act is introduced with the extraordinary “Dido’s Lament” along with brilliant guest vocals by Feline Lang (Feline & Strange). In “Kill No One” the punk attitude of earlier days flashes up again before the last curtain falls with the spherical “Look Away”.
The BIRDEATSBABY album “The World Conspires”, whose artistic cover was created by illustrator Jack Flamel, will once again tempt new disciples into the spell of their fan cult because friends of sophisticated Progressive Rock music, with a tendency towards melancholy and bittersweet romance, definitely cannot resist this musical highlight.