Lyrebirds will release their debut, The Blondehead EP, on November 8th.
Lyrebirds are makers of music that it is at once romantic, anthemic and full of optimism. Musically, this is pop on a grand scale, shot through with streaks of fraying, decaying glamour and filled with big, broad strokes of love, loss and hope. And, in Adam Day they have a frontman with the voice and the swagger to carry it off.
Lyrebirds formed in early 2009 when Day, whose family had relocated from Manchester in his youth and who was at that point a solo performer of “acoustic, Leonard Cohen-type stuff”, spotted familiar faces from his Brighton local at a Pogues gig in Brixton. Day recognised kindred spirits in Dane Etteridge (guitar/ keyboard), Sam Baldwin (guitar), Dan Logan (bass) and Jackson (drums), and Lyrebirds formed soon after. Taking their name from the bird whose song echoes the world around itself - famously seen in a piece of Attenborough film giving a bleak prophecy of it’s own demise - the band quickly gelled and made their live debut with shows at Club NME and in Brighton, where they’ve built a devoted following, before playing at last year’s Hard Rock Calling as part of a bill headlined by Neil Young.