Ribbons, a dark progressive lullaby from Birdeatsbaby

Birdeatsbaby have just released 'Ribbons', the first single from their occult album, 'HEX'.



6/6/20221 min read

Birdeatsbaby are a group of multi-instrumentalists that blend elements of rock, metal and cinematic music to create a sound that's striking and unique. They have toured extensively through the UK, US, Germany and Mexico, supporting bands such as ASP, Copelius and The Courtesans. Their previous releases have been produced by Paul Reeve of Muse fame and John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails…). Recently, one of their songs featured in ‘Close to Me’, in the hit Channel 4 thriller starring Connie Nielson and Christopher Eccleston. Their last album, The World Conspires, was a pivotal part of their musical evolution that gained them notability in the spheres of modern progressive rock and metal when it was reviewed by the likes of Orkus and Prog Magazine. Birdeatsbaby now embark upon their latest project, ‘HEX’. This collection of songs is esoteric in theme, with a dark visual aesthetic that sees the band stepping further into progressive and post-metal territory.

In Ribbons, their first release in 3 years, lead singer Mishkin writes about when choices can become restrictions. Produced by award-winning Evan Rodaniche (of Cage9 fame), the song is moves from soft vocals to metal growls, set against a backdrop of dreamy ethereal metal. Accompanying this is a music video shot by Scott Chalmers that sees the band tied in different rope positions and suspended in mid-air, an uncomfortable yet strangely beautiful watch. Lead singer Mishkin states: "this song is about the choices in your life becoming restrictions and the web of multiple pathways that life presents you with".

Birdeatsbaby’s sound is comprised of Garry Mitchell's aggressive guitar riffs, Anna Mylee's progressive rhythms and Hana Piranha’s lush layers of cello and harp. This heavy concoction lays the foundation for lead singer, Mishkin Fitzgerald, who now adds metal screams and growls to the ever-expanding sound of Birdeatsbaby.