Despite its charmingly understated title, the last Kingdom of Birds release, EP, generated quite a stir. Leadoff single “Ása Dreams of Broken Social Scene” was featured as a Spotify Fresh Find, and the band quickly found itself on the front page of the Globe and Mail’s weekend arts section, as well as on CP24’s Breakfast Television, on CBC radio, and on stage at Field Trip, where they hung with Broken Social Scene wide awake and in real life.
Now, eleven months later, behold Pretty, KOB’s full-length follow up. This time the title might be a little cheeky, but the reaction to the first three singles suggests that EP wasn’t a fluke and that KOB isn’t messing around.
UK blog When the Horn Blows says that “Tired” “packs a huge emotional punch.”
Born Music calls “I Cared” “aggressive yet vulnerable.”
The Revue, calls “Lined Paper Song” a “catchy, blistering rocker” that recalls the Runaways and “boggles the mind.”
Kingdom of Birds is Asa Berezny (vocals, guitar), Sam Heggum-Truscott (drums), and Ewan Fotherlic (bass).