- Mon, 2010-08-16 14:44
1.Tweak Bird are a duo.
2.Tweak Bird play concerts with heavy rock bands.
3. Tweak Bird play concerts with pop bands.
4. Tweak Bird have been compared to Black Sabbath.
5. Tweak Bird have now released their debut album; Tweak Bird.
We shall now expand upon the above.
1. Tweak Bird are a duo
And they’re also brothers. What proud parents! Though the brotherly rock duo may have its curses (the Gallagher brothers) it also has its blessings (AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young). Born in Illinois (home to Soil, The Smashing Pumpkins and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello) Ashton and Caleb are the brothers of Tweak Bird, and we’re certain the other-worldly, brotherly brain-connection parallels have played a part in their rich, ethereal, psychedelic infused harmonies.
2. Tweak Bird play concerts with heavy rock bands
And this is because they have packed their rather short debut (27 minutes long) with a huge consortium of weighty riffs, the driving force behind every track.
3. Tweak Bird play concerts with pop bands
And THIS is because of the harmonies. Though riff heavy, the album retains a degree of sunshine, perfectly encapsulated by the front cover – yes they have tattoos and are riding a motorbike without their tops on, but they’re also smiling, one is wearing an extravagant hat and they’re moving forward, carelessly into the sunset (also, it looks like they’re going a rather conservative 15mph...) – put Iggy Pop in a similar situation and we’re sure the outcome would be slightly different. It’s the short tracks, sing-a-long choruses, accessible riffs and dustings of soul that push this into pop-rock territory. Plus, the band have no problem with the pop reference – citing Mark Bolan (T-Rex) as a particular influence...
4. Tweak Bird have been compared to Black Sabbath
Which is mainly down to their high pitched, haunting sound. The Tweak Bird debut is nowhere near as dark as Sabbath, instead the album couples classic Led Zeppelin sentiments with heavy re-verb and a warm, psychedelic swirl including jazz solos and multi-coloured harmonic sweeps.
5. Tweak Bird have now released their debut album; Tweak Bird
Though short, this is an accessible debut. Retro-rock, big riffs and euphoric harmonies ensure this is a crowd pleaser. And though it fails to conquer the classics of the past or indeed break into new territory, at 27 minutes, it is most certainly worth a listen.