A key contigent of Nottingham’s ever-blooming indie-folk scene, Injured Birds create delicate, fragile songs imbued with the rustic beauty of Bowerbirds, Fanfarlo or Forest City Lovers. They evoke wintery meadows, impish creatures hiding in woodlands and wood cabins melting the freezing air with the heat and smoke radiating from their chimneys.
The group’s debut album Silver Birches - released November 5 via Denizen Recordings – is a tour de force of plucked strings, accentuate harmonium and fantastical lyrics that tell of a simpler world. It does however drift over into gnarlier territory at times – just see the gritty stomp of ‘Hey Now, Hey Now’ for proof that these guys aren’t all pretty harmonies and jaunty ukuleles.
Below, you can check out the video for ‘Happy as Clams’ – the first single taken from Silver Birches. Its woodland setting perfectly compliments the pastoral delicacy of the track’s gently strummed mandolins, accentuate harmonium and impish coos.
And, here’s the aforementioned ‘Hey Now, Hey Now’, the album’s second single – due for release Oct 29:
- Alex Cull