Birds Of Tokyo Are Going ‘Heavy’ On Their New Album & Reckon Radio Won’t Play It

Birds Of Tokyo‘s next album is going to be their heaviest yet.

After taking to Facebook over the weekend to ask fans how they’d feel if they were to amp up the distortion on their newest LPthe band soon revealed, “Too late, we’ve already done it. Haha ask questions later they say.”

Their new record is apparently “already written” and only a few months off seeing the light of day, and following the placid stylings of their most recent Anchor EPit seems the Birds are about to come out with something more akin to what we might hear from frontman Ian Kenny’s other outfit, Karnivool.

Revealing that they’ve been “channelling lots of NIN”, the Aussie rockers also compared the sound of their new album to a fatter version of 2008’s Universes. “Think it’s gonna be Universes on steroids,” they teased.

Responding to one fan, who professed that “I just wanted to hear an awesome rock album. It’s been way to long since real rock was successful, maybe you can deliver”, the band replied, “You’re right. we just kinda tired of everyone making ‘chill’ music….snooooooze.”

We’re sure The Church frontman Steve Kilbey will be happy to hear that, following his controversial review of this year’s triple j Hottest 100, in which he lamented the lack of any real rock music in the top 10 and slagged #1 winners The Rubens as “limp bland pop”.

But then, that’s if triple J decides to give Birds Of Tokyo’s new one any airtime.

“Radio isn’t going to play this,” the band prophesied, adding, “We absolutely promise this will be like nothing you’ve heard before from us….in the most epic of ways! yeeewwww.”

“We are not fucking around. This record is nuts.”


Relive Birds Of Tokyo’s infectious rock blazer Silhouettic off their 2008 Universes album, and imagine what it might sound like “on steroids”, below.

Meanwhile, you can catch the Birds performing at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo this Friday and Melbourne Zoo this Saturday as part of the Twilights concert series. The band are also set to perform at Sydney’s Spectrum Now festival in March.

Watch: Birds Of Tokyo – Silhouetic

Hey Guys, Genuine Friday arvo question: How would you all feel if we made what is likely to be the heaviest album of our career thus far?

Posted by Birds of Tokyo on Thursday, February 4, 2016

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