Formed in Carlisle, Cumbria in 2006, finalists in MTV’s unsigned artists competition ‘Get Seen Get Heard’ in 2008, Birds vs Planes are part of a new wave of alternative bands breaking out of the North East and Cumbria scene in recent years, following in the footsteps of fellow locals Wild Beasts, Little Comets, and Shields.

In 2011, the band were invited to perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend event. Following tour supports with the likes of Mystery Jets, We Are Scientists, Ida Maria, Polarsets, Late Of The Pier, Hot Club de Paris, Airship and many more, BVP have a strong cross-over appeal spanning all manner of genres.

tilising an eclectic bunch of influences, the sound is best described loosely as post-punk, with shades of everything from spacey post-rock to modern indie and alternative eighties and nineties bands. Signing a record deal with new independent label The Music Bakery in 2011, debut single Sew Up The Sky was released to critical acclaim in early summer and enjoyed airplay across all major networks. As the distinctive buzz surrounding the Cumbrian five-piece continues to grow, the stage is now set for the release of Birds Vs Planes debut EP in Summer 2012.

Birds vs Planes performing an exclusive new track “We Get To Drop”, live from Diapason Recording Studio in Rome, whilst tracking their debut EP:

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Post By Peter Rea (89 Posts)

My enthusiasm for sharing new music and an interest in descriptive writing has led me here. I've always admired Manchester for having great and varied venues, which are full of 'up-for-it' music fans, who create a great atmosphere. I moved to Manchester from Sussex in 1998 to attend the School of Sound Recording. After graduating, I decided to stay up north partly because of the buzzing music scene. I've been through a lot of different music phases since being a 90's teen, from rock and pop and grunge to most types of dance music, drum and bass, nu jazz, hip hop, soul, dubstep, blues and folk. My Last.FM page: I started writing gig reviews for fun in the days of Myspace and then I bumped into Simon (the editor). I'm a big fan of Piccadilly Records and BBC 6 music and prefer smaller gigs that feature fresh, up and coming bands.

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