Monday
Sep152014

In The Company of Imaginary Friends - artwork and tracklisting

Greetings everybody, here is the new album cover and the 11 new song titles that will feature on our new album - In The Company of Imaginary Friends.

1 -  Like a Mountain
2 -  Somewhere
3 -  Into The Blacklight
4 -  T.C.T.T.Y.A
5 -  Lost it
6 -  Lake's Demand for an Interlude
7 -  No Place Like Drone
8 -  Alive
9 -  Lifeline
10 - Cell Song
11 - Equal Parts Hope and Dread

We have released this album through Pledge music so all Pledgers will receive their albums before the official release date which will be announced shortly.

The album is available to order through Pledge here www.pledgemusic.com/birdpen where you can order it on CD, Vinyl and digital download plus other package deals with hand written lyrics, signed albums and t-shirts etc.

There is also lots of un-released music material available to anyone who pledges and just recently we added the songs 'The Safety in Numbers is Now Zero' Live and 'Only The Names Change' Live with special e-bow guitar guest Robin Foster!

We will be touring this album in October and November so check the dates on the Tour page here to get tickets. www.birdpen.com/tour

More stuff shortly….

BPHQ

Wednesday
Sep032014

Pledge announcement - Last chance for your name in the credits & unlimited guestlist on PledgeMusic!

The pledge campaign is closing into the final stages and the record will be going to the pressing plant very soon, so there is only 1 week left to be a very special part of this album and have your name in the sleeve notes.

The illustrious Executive Producer credit is now only £2500 and will include unlimited guestlist privileges for the whole of this album campaign!

The ‘Name in the Credits’ incentive and the Exec Producer credit will be unavailable from next Friday 12th September, so get in quick to be in the company of imaginary friends.

A big thank you to everyone who has pledged so far. Not long now.
Expect more exclusive Pledge updates in the next few days.
Onwards!
B&P

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/birdpen

Monday
Jul282014

'ALIVE' NEW SINGLE FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW!

'Alive', the 1st single taken from the forthcoming BirdPen album 'In The Company of Imaginary Friends', is available now as a free download exclusively to Pledgers at our PledgeMusic campaign.

You can hear Alive on our Soundcloud page at www.soundcloud.com/birdpen/alive and the free download is available NOW to everyone who has already pledged for the new album.

The album 'In The Company of Imaginary Friends' is due for release early October 2014. The full track listing for the album will be announced very soon.

Wednesday
Jul092014

BIRDPEN - NEW ALBUM, PLEDGE AND TOUR DATES!!

Following on from the successful European tour in early 2014 BirdPen are straight back with a new album. ‘In The Company Of Imaginary Friends’ is BirdPen’s 3rd full studio album. It was written, recorded, produced and mixed by duo Dave Pen and Mike Bird.

This album sees the writing concept of reaching out for freedom in an ever out-of control spiraling world. The freedom of mountains and feeling alive, the tempting pendulum of escape through false substance, voices in your head, the questioning of your own sanity asking yourself “am I going mad?” Finding your lifeline that gets you through it all and the ultimate outcome of “you get one life and then you’re dead”.

Following the release the band will be hitting the road again this autumn 2014 touring Europe in Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, UK, The Netherlands and Sweden.

BirdPen are a self financed outfit and are working with Pledge music to release this album. Having a great rapport with their fans over the years, they see this outlet as a good way to link this album closely to their fanbase.

Click here to Pledge for the album and more

The album is due for release early October 2014.

October tour dates:
OCTOBER 9TH – LA BOULE NOIRE – PARIS - FRANCE
OCTOBER 12TH – GLEIS 22 – MUENSTER - GERMANY
OCTOBER 13TH – STADTGARTEN – COLOGNE - GERMANY
OCTOBER 15TH – MOLOTOW – HAMBURG - GERMANY
OCTOBER 17TH - CLUB007 – PRAGUE - CZECH REPUBLIC
OCTOBER 19TH – BI NUU – BERLIN – GERMANY
OCTOBER 20TH – MILA – MUNICH – GERMANY
OCTOBER 21ST – CLUB MANUFAKTUR – SCHORNDORF – GERMANY
OCTOBER 22ND – CAVE DU BLEU – LAUSANNE – SWITZERLAND
OCTOBER 23RD – LA PENICHE – LILLE – FRANCE
OCTOBER 24TH – THE ISLINGTON – LONDON – UK
 

Click here to buy tickets
November dates to follow....
www.birdpen.com

 

Wednesday
Jul022014

Working

We are currently working away at BirdPen HQ. We play 2 festivals this summer -

1st August - Lott Festival, Germany

2nd August - Ronquières Festival, Belgium

See you all soon.

Monday
Jan062014

BIRDPEN WINTER TOUR 2014

We are thrilled to start 2014 with our first full European headline tour. We'll be taking in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK during February and March.  Please click here to see the list of dates and buy tickets. We look forward to seeing you on the road!

Monday
Jan062014

GET ORGANISED IN 2014!

New year, new notes to be made, new thoughts to remember and what could be better than keeping them in your own BirdPen notepad and pen set. Made from 100% recycled materials, a perfect traveling set for anything that springs to mind. Available now from the BirdPen shop.


Monday
Nov252013

NEW MERCHANDISE AND LIMITED EDITION RARITIES & REMIXIES CD

It's with shopping pleasure we're happy to announce we have some new BirdPen merchandise and music available for you.

First off we have put together a Rarities & Remixes CD, limited to just 100 copies. This CD includes original demo versions of Nature Regulate and A Thousand Followers, plus some awesome remixes and never before released demos, plus a live version of the track Thorns. Here is the tracklisting:

 

Rarities & Remixes

Nature Regulate - Demo
Fire Light - Demo
Saver Destroyer - Officers Rosen remix
Atlantic - Demo
A Thousand Followers - Demo
A Thousand Followers - Wolfe Remix
Disconnect - Archive Remix
Thorns - Live in Belgium
Let Go - Demo

 

 

Check out the Officers remix of Saver Destroyer on Soundcloud now..


We have also made 100 Limited Edition prints of an Only The Names Change poster designed by Dave Pen, a nice little 4 set Global Lows badge set and, to put all your new BirdPen goodies in, a brand new Bird on Antenna Tote bag.

All items and prices are available now for pre-order and will be shipped within the next 10/12 days.
We have arranged the shipping costs fairly so you don't have to pay separately for each item should you wish to purchase multiple items. All prices can be seen in the shop.

Click here to visit the shop.

Seasons greetings
BirdPen

Thursday
Oct312013

BirdPen To play Brighton for Charity.

We will be joining our brothers Archive for a Charity gig in Brighton at The Blind Tiger on  Sunday December 1st. All proceeds will go to the Treckstock charity as part of The Archive Quest for Mont Blanc.

Tickets are £15.00. Check out the poster for the line up so far. This is going to be a fantastic fund raising day and tickets are available from the link below.

http://www.seetickets.com/event/archive-friends-fundraiser/the-blind-tiger-club/748874

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday
Sep252013

SAVER DESTROYER EP - ONLY THE NAMES CHANGE REMIX STREAMING ONLINE

Thanks to all those who have pre-ordered a copy of the Saver Destroyer EP!

Here is Robin Foster's Only The Names Change remix to whet your appetite... Please share and visit the BirdPen shop at www.birdpen.com/shop to order your copy of the EP - limited to only 200 copies!


Tuesday
Sep172013

GLOBAL LOWS & SAVER DESTROYER EP RELEASE

We are pleased to announce that the Global Lows album and brand-new Saver Destroyer EP are available for pre-order from the BirdPen shop.

Global Lows album - £8.00
Saver Destroyer EP - £5.00 (Limited to 200 copies, only available on CD)
 

 

Saver Destroyer EP tracklisting:
1 - Saver Destroyer
2 - The Replacement Order
3 - Goodnight from the Green Bear
4 - Only The Names Change - Robin Foster Remix

 

 

 

 


Global Lows tracklisting:

1 - No Escape
2 - Nature Regulate
3 - Saver Destroyer
4 - Mule
5 - Sorrow
6 - Only The Names Change
7 - Missing Sun
8 - A Thousand Followers
9 - The Bridge
10 - The Safety in Numbers is Now Zero

 

All orders will be sent out from October 1st !!

A couple of gigs have been confirmed for November in Belgium so far with more to be announced.
See the live page here for the dates

More news to follow………..

Monday
Sep022013

GLOBAL LOWS RE-RELEASE

We are very happy to announce that Global Lows will be released physically in Benelux and digitally worldwide this October 10th.

The album will be available via GreenLFant Records and through the birdpen.com shop here.

Expect some nice new extras to accompany the release next month, along with some live dates this Autumn/Winter.

More news to follow in the next couple of weeks... stay tuned and come and join us on Facebook and Twitter

Tuesday
May282013

Sorrow Single Sold out

The limited run of the Sorrow Singles have all sold out.

Big thanks to all who ordered x

Wednesday
May222013

SORROW OFFICIAL VIDEO

Here it is folks, the new video for Sorrow, Please share, post, watch, rate and watch again. You can purchase the limited edition single from right here on the BirdPen website shop now!!

 

Friday
May172013

SORROW LIMITED EDITION SINGLE PRE-ORDER

You can now pre-order the limited edition Sorrow CD single from the BirdPen shop here.

The signed and numbered single is limited to just 100 copies and includes a hand written lyric sheet, B-side Silent Love and also the radio edit of Sorrow.

Put your order in now to guarantee one of the 100-copies available! They will be shipped from next Wednesday 22nd May.

Monday
Mar182013

BBC 6 Music Mixtape

Big thanks to Tom Robinson who played A Thousand Followers on his new Mixtape Session on BBC6 Music, Click the link to listen or download...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/trintro

Cheers

 

Tuesday
Mar122013

Global Lows new release & Sorrow Single

Snow and Spring greetings everyone.

It is with great pleasure to announce that Global Lows will be available for worldwide Digital, CD and Vinyl release in April.

The album will be available digitally worldwide and on CD and vinyl through the GREEN L.F.ANT Label throughout the Benelux regions and through Last Exit records in France. For the UK and the rest of the world the CD and vinyl version of the album will be available for purchase through us from our online shop.

We will also be releasing a Limited edition Sorrow single cd. This little gem will be limited to only 100 copies and will feature a brand new song titled: Silent Love, as well as the album and radio versions of Sorrow. Along with the music there will be a hand written lyric card by Dave Pen plus all singles will be hand numbered and signed.

A video for Sorrow is currently in the final production stages and will be filmed later this month to accompany the single.

More news on all of this and an update with the confirmed dates for the releases in the next couple of weeks.

Salutes

BirdPen

Thursday
Feb282013

T-SHIRT SALE!

Hello everyone - We are having a sale on our online shop and selling the Global Lows t-shirts for a bargain £10.00 which also includes the cost of shipping anywhere in the world. These t-shirts are made with 100% Eco - friendly ingredients, no solvents and are organic cotton, they also contain absolutely no horsemeat !! Order Now...Cheers. Click here to go to the shop...


Thursday
Feb142013

HOMETOWN SHOW!

We are pleased to announce we will be playing a show in our home town of Southampton on Friday 22nd March at Roxx. It's been 2 years!! Will be a great night with special guests Wolfe & Dolomite Minor .Tickets are a bargain at £4.00 and available now from here http://roxx.fatsoma.com/events/82006/

 

Friday
Jan042013

A THOUSAND FOLLOWERS

Click above to listen to A Thousand Followers, and more songs from our recent album Global Lows on the BirdPen SoundCloud page here