EP Review: The Thing With Feathers // Exploring Birdsong

Exploring Birdsong is a piano-led trio from Liverpool. They mix progressive rock with pop. They’ve have gained support from both Kerrang! and Prog magazine. Coming off the back of two sold-out shows with Sleep Token, they released their debut EP ‘The Thing With Feathers’ in November.

The beautiful thing about the piano is that it fits in any style of music. Exploring Birdsong understand its emotional impact because they flesh every bit of heart and soul on the record. The beautiful chords of ‘The Baptism’ hit the listener hard, while the mesmerising choir on the title track demonstrates the band’s ambitions. ‘The Thing With Feathers’ is a unique listen because Exploring Birdsong try new things on every track.

Furthermore, on ‘The River’, Lyndsey Ward’s chilling voice works with the massive chords. It stirs the emotions because you can feel the passion on the album.

The EP takes two key reference points: ‘Bye Child’, a poem by Seamus Heaney, and the story of Kevin Halfpenny, one of the most bizarre child cases in history. You can sense this in the music because it is delivered with so much passion. ‘The Thing With Feathers’ is a beautiful EP because there is something here for everyone.

Words by Ermis Madikopoulos

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