Bird To Beast, a duo comprised of Sam, a classically-trained ex-sheep farmer, and Hannah, who sung backing vocals for one Ellie Goulding at William and Kate’s royal wedding – but don’t let that put you off, the press release notes. The duo sound reminds me in part of Stiff Records moreover Nick Lowe’s safe, for the most part, pair of hands in the studio, that is at least a nod towards Bird To Beast’s influences think in terms of Buddy Holly, Beach Boys and the likes of Roy Orbison having much more bearing.
To date its been online and independent and national radio that lead the duo’s cause, with BBC 6Music throwing their weight behind the AA single, with Steve Lamacq commented “New school doo-wop anyone?… I love this!” . Bird To Beast’s release comprises ‘Elephant’ coup and led with the beautifully melancholic ‘Winter Snow’.
As a first impression, it’s a hats off kind of response to the rehashed beats, comes another re-hash of times past, with modern production, the single works on a couple of levels nostalgia for some, a new sound to others, Bird To Beast should gone down with most well. 7.8/10
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