Winter greetings everybody. The electric fuzz from our recent tour has now settled to a gentle warm hum whilst we kind of hibernate for the remaining winter months. A massive thanks to everybody that came to a show, we had a fantastic time out on the road.
We have a great sale on the remaining merchandise and music we make, so take a browse over at the BirdPen shop and grab a bargain whilst you can. Look out for the great t-shirt & album combo deal, it's better than a greasy carcass bargain bucket, lasts longer and is much better for your soul! We now also have the awesome In The Company Of Imaginary Friends limited edition gatefold white vinyl available, these are very limited stock so grab one before they vanish down the doom groove music consumers rabbit hole. And for you retro collectors, a few white limited edition hand numbered cassette tapes of the album are available too. All prices include postage and packaging worldwide.
After mince pies and cheese we will be carrying on in working on new noise and melody. Keep checking your screens as messages will be shown.
NEWS!!!! Happy to announce that TCTTYA single will be released digitally on Friday November 13th
Plus, a brand new video to accompany the song will be hitting your screens soon. Stay tuned......
We are very pleased to announce that once again we'll be taking to the road and touring across Europe later this year. We'll be taking in Germany, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland and the UK from November 12th onwards.
Click here for all tour dates and to buy tickets.
See you on the road! BP
12/11 - Liege - Reflektor
13/11 - Arlon - L'Entrepôt
14/11 - Soignies - Rock & Chill Festival
15/11 - Cologne - Artheater
16/11 - Hamburg - Molotow
17/11 - Berlin - Comet Club
19/11 - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
21/11 - Poznan - Pod Minoga
22/11 - Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
23/11 - Dresden - GrooveStation
24/11 - Prague - Futurum
26/11 - La Chaux-de-Fonds - Bikini Test
27/11 - Düdingen - Bad Bonn
28/11 - Zurich - Bogen F
29/11 - Munich - Ampere
30/11 - Heidelberg - Karlstorbahnhof
3/12 - London - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
4/12 - Southampton - The Joiners
Our 3rd album 'In The Company of Imaginary Friends' is now available to buy worldwide.
Available everywhere on all digital platforms, and on CD in the UK, France and Germany. Limited edition double white vinyl gatefold will be available in the next few weeks and you can pre-order your copy from here.
You can also see our new video for the song Equal Parts Hope and Dread online at the Prog Magazine site now!
You can now pre-order your copy of BirdPen's 3rd album 'In The Company of Imaginary Friends' on CD and Limited Edition Double White Vinyl!
The release dates for the album are
8th May - CD & Digital in Germany
18th May - CD & Digital in UK and France, Digital Worldwide
29th May - White Vinyl in Germany
1st June - White Vinyl in UK and France
Click here to order your copy now. The doulbe white vinyl is delivered in a gatefold sleeve for an exclusive short run.
We are pleased to announce that our 3rd Album In The Company of Imaginary Friends will be released on May 8th in Germany and May 18th in the rest of Europe.
To kick things off here’s the official brand new video for Lifeline.
More news on this will follow over the forthcoming weeks.
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….
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.
'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.
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.
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
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!
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:
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.
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.
Hope to see you there.
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!
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………..