The continually prolific Bug Club have announced their new album, ‘Rare Birds: An Hour of Song’. A double album weighing in at 64 minutes, it contains (count them) a colossal 47 songs and is touted as the Faust Cycle for people with shorter attention spans.

The songs were written at home in their garden which is why they are vaguely about birds. The album includes 23 Ivor Cutler-esque spoken word pieces telling a surreal story to place alongside their trademark concise garage rock.

The second track to be revealed from the album, ‘Marriage’, is a blistering follow up to the quirky ‘Short and Round’.

‘Rare Birds: An Hour of Song’ will be released on Bingo Records on 20th October 2023 and will also include a fully illustrated 32-page booklet. It caps a busy period over the summer for the label which recently launched Wesley Gonzalez’s ‘Wild Garlic’ EP into a grateful world.

Bug Club ‘Marriage’ – YouTube