Zig Zag Birds [EP]

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With one foot in the sun-soaked Sixties, and the other in the do-it-yourself YouTube generation, Zig Zag Birds began as an experiment and quickly got out of hand. British singer-songwriters David Rael and Edward Randell and drummer Will Pickering bring their feelgood pop songs to life with the help of rudimentary recording gear, a video camera and some very talented friends.

A bedroom album that sounds like a 5-star suite, their debut EP features strings, brass, flutes and a small army of backing singers – all held together with Sellotape and cups of tea. And, most importantly, outstanding tunes. They don’t write ’em like this any more: Zig Zag Birds’s infectious melodies and lush vocal harmonies draw on The Beatles and The Beach Boys, the storytelling of Lieber & Stoller and the playfulness of Steely Dan. They are equally at home with straight-up rock ‘n’ roll (Brighter Shade of Blue), with chamber-pop balladry (A Song A Day) and even campy Halloween mischief (Bump In The Night). These are uncynical, fresh, infinitely hummable tunes to put a grin on your face and a spring in your step.

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released October 4, 2011

David Rael: vocals, keys, guitars, bass, cello, percussion.
Edward Randell: vocals, bass, guitars, organ, percussion.
Will Pickering: drums, percussion.
Woody Lewenstein: guitar, vocals (5)
Raphael Clarkson: trombone (1, 3)
Tom Walsh: trumpet (1)
Tom Stone: baritone sax (5)
Sian Morten: flute (2)
Charlotte Clemson: violin (3, 5)
Edmund Jones: viola (3, 5)
The BBQ Birds: backing vocals (1)

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Zig Zag Birds London, UK

With one foot in the sun-soaked Sixties, and the other in the do-it-yourself YouTube generation, Zig Zag Birds began as an experiment and quickly got out of hand. London's David Rael, Edward Randell and Woody Lewenstein write fun, infectious original songs with a nod to days of old. The result is a downright irresistible sound, packed with lush harmonies, bouncy brass and endlessly hummable tunes. ... more

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