Rising like a phoenix from the smouldering ashes of their previous band ‘We Are The Trees’ in Summer 2018, new indie outfit BIRCHES have have been steadily exploring and carefully cultivating their new sound in order to prepare for this coming era. Comprising of Liam Mcalinden (Guitar and Lead Vocals), Frankie McIlvanna (Lead Guitar), Jordie Kelly (Bass and Backing Vocals) and Delaney O’Neill (Drums), BIRCHES have firmly planted their roots and are ready for a new age, armed with an arsenal of tunes just waiting to be unleashed, it all begins with ‘Be Unknown’.
Recorded at ‘Start Together Studios’ in Belfast, ‘Be Unknown’ represents a noticeable step up in sound quality whilst remaining true to that passionate, edgy DIY sound that gives BIRCHES such heart and soul. With nods to Orla Gartland or early Foals, ‘Be Unknown’ embodies the polished feel of a Girl in Red or a Phoebe Bridgers track yet still stands as its own unique entity.
Discussing their new release, BIRCHES share,
“…it feels like everything before was all a prequel and Everything to come is the beginning of chapter one of our story. ‘BE UNKNOWN’ story is of just getting up and doing it, whether that’s calling a loved one, starting a new project or even just getting out of bed in the morning. All those things can be tough for someone and we hope this song can give the inspiration to do so.” – BIRCHES
With a plethora of events, gigs and plans in the pipeline, the future looks incredibly bright for this hungry young group of pals and the stage is set for BIRCHES to become the band they were simply born to be.