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AUDIO // THE WIND-UP BIRDS

Hailing from: Leeds, England
Web: MySpace

No offense to the rest of the country, but as of late, England’s best music has been coming out of Leeds. There’s something special about the north, with the combination of liberal ideals and formerly industrial towns meeting the information age head on. ┬áThe past few years have seen quite the musical renaissance.

While their musical touchstones might be terribly familiar, coming down somewhere between early Pulp and the satire of Mark E. Smith, the Wind-Up Birds are still able to put a new spin on this classic sound. More importantly, they’re a confident group that creates a post-punk racket around the mundane goings-on of everyday life.

Their double-A sided debut single “Tyre Fire” / “There Won’t Always Be an England” will be released by Sturdy Records on 7″ and iTunes on 19 April 2010.

The Wind-Up Birds “The Night Soil” by Exitfare

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