BIRDEATSBABY

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Hello birds… greetings from The Nest!

Today is our very own bird Mishkin’s 29th birthday (well for another hour anyway).
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(Artwork by Johnny Marble)
 
Much merriment has been had. She spent it rather drunkenly dancing throughout the streets of Brighton and now it’s back to business at BEB HQ! No rest for the wicked indeed.

Firstly… we’ve got some incredibly exciting events coming up this February which we feel compelled to tell you about…
 
AUDIOBEACH STUDIOS BIRTHDAY PARTY
WEDNESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY
STICKY MIKE’S FROG BAR, BRIGHTON
with Echo & The BeatsDeparture From Normal
TICKETS/DETAILS

BELLADONNA & MISHKIN FITZGERALD
WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY
BORDERLINE, LONDON
TICKETS/DETAILS

Also, tickets for our next launch party are available NOW. This will be our biggest… gig… yet! As we celebrate our next single The Bullet, we promise new music, special guests, DJs, a viewing of our animated video, new outfits, a fancy-schmancy venue and a good ole knees up party. We encourage you to don your favourite outfit and come celebrate with us.

'THE BULLET' LAUNCH PARTY
WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL
HOUSE OF WOLF, LONDON
with special guests TBA
TICKETS/DETAILS

In other news we have begun shipping out custom made Kickstarter rewards… the office is looking a bit like this…
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…but we’re absolutely loving every minute and can’t wait for you to receive all the cool stuff we’ve been creating! If for any reason you haven’t heard from us to ask for your addresses, etc, please do get in touch :)

We’ll be writing again soon about our next tours, an animated music video and much, much more… but till then dear birds, love & feathers,

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten! Buon Natale! ¡Feliz Navidad! 

We here at The Nest hope you’ve had a lovely festive time over the last few days. We’ve been celebrating by having a few well deserved days off! It’s almost time to start thinking about our plans for 2014… it’s going to be another busy year for the birds!

Looking back on 2013 we can only say it has been another very eventful and happy year for us at The Nest! We’ve changed a lot, toured a lot, written a new record, and the best Christmas present we could have ever received: making our target on our Kickstarter Campaign. So, it’s been an AMAZING year in many ways, and we can’t wait to charge forward into 2014, and look forward to our most ambitious and biggest album yet…. The Bullet Within.

LOOKING BACK NOW…

2013 began for us with a shaky start… we knew that our original violinist Keely would be leaving us, and our drummer Katha was heading back to Germany for 6 months to finish her degree. Things were unsteady, and not-a-lot was going on. We got a little bit worried about the future of the band… However, instead of sitting still, we decided we would use this time to write a new album, and Mishkin decided to take the time to do a record a solo album,Present Company’.

 


Rumour has it there will be another single from this album release in 2014… follow @mishkinbird for updates.


In June of 2013, the violin torch (or bow) was immediately passed to our newbie Tessa who fitted into the band almost instantaneously and we begun to tour again…

 

    
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2013…


Tessa and Mishkin freaking out over a particularly big stage in Leipzig…


…Mishkin busting her head open at a music video shoot (read the blog here)…


…backstage at ASP and the crowd…


…hanging out with the Italians in Rome before the epic 25 hour drive home…


…laughing with Gabby Young in Brighton…


…merch-lady Shirley with Caspar Coppelius after the show in Cologne, Germany…


…and the beautiful moment when we successfully funded our Kickstarter project!

 
We also became involved with the Indie Noir collective which is a showcase night for other female-fronted dark indie bands and artists. We’ve played with some amazing artists because of this: She Makes WarEmberhoneyPam ShafferSimonne & The Dark StarsHana Piranha and Death in Texas… if you haven’t heard of these artists yet we would strongly recommend you do!

AND, in October we released our FIRST SINGLE from ‘The Bullet Within'… a spooky orchestral track called 'Ghosts' with equally spooky music video (which we proudly made ourselves) which you can still watch here and download here.
 
Finally, our Kickstarter!!!!! What an amazing end to the year. We raised over £10,000because of you: our wonderful flock! THANK YOU!
 
WATCH CLIPS FROM US IN THE STUDIO + AN ALBUM TEASER


In 2014 we look forward to releasing our new album and touring as much as we possibly can. Where do you want us to go? Let us know! We will literally play anywhere if there’s enough of a demand!

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us here at Birdeatsbaby HQ, and a genuine thanks for all your support this year. See you all in 2014!

Love & Feathers,

Mishkin, Garry, Katha & Tessa x x x x

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The 10 day countdown!!!

Good afternoon birds!

Ok… it’s getting serious now. We’ve got just a handful of days to complete this project and we need to push as hard as we can!!!… We’ve got JUST 9 DAYS LEFT to make over £2500! We’re absolutely terrified this won’t happen and we will end up with nothing!! So we’re asking for your help again!!

WHAT CAN I DO?

Well well well beautiful bird, first of all… we’re assuming you’ve already pledged? If not - GO PLEDGE NOW! No monies will be removed from your account until the end of the project so if you’re waiting for payday, you don’t need to!

If you’ve already pledged THANK YOU! You are now officially part of this flock, our new record, and you’ve no idea how happy you’ve made us by contributing to us. But, we need to persuade a bunch of other backers to help us out too! 

We’ve come up with a couple of ways you can help us go the final stretch!

1. If you able, please change your status on Facebook and Twitter to ‘I BACKED THE BULLET WITHIN’ and a link to the Kickstarter… so basically, you can copy and paste this:

I BACKED THE BULLET! http://kck.st/1gnt1zi

…you could add a picture to this, of yourself in a bullet pose… a bit like this:

 Now… you don’t have to go with the crazy with the nails and make-up… unless you want to ;) but go for it! We’ll post the best ones up on our twitter feed and facebookwith a personal thanks!

2. You can also share any number of the videos we’ve made so far across the web, so far we’ve done an Amanda Palmer cover, and a Pink Floyd cover! You can share these as well as our Official Kickstarter Video and encourage people to head to the Kickstarter page at the same time!

 3. Contacting other artists, musicians, creative types, radio DJs, TV personalities and of course, YOUR FRIENDS!! If you know of someone who might be interested in our little project… please share it with them. Send them your favourite Birdeatsbaby video,picture or song… the bigger our flock, the more pledges we’ll get!

THANK YOU as always for your amazing help!!! We can’t do this without you!!!

We’ve also decided to add NEW REWARDS DAILY and a few special treats for our existing and future backers… 

SO! Just in case you’re holding off and need further enticement… check out these two tasty rewards!

THE WHITE DOVE: A handwritten lyric sheet of your favourite song from Mishkin + a signed photograph + early digital release of ‘The Bullet Within’. £25 only.

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THE GOLDEN PHEASANT: One-of-a-kind reward! This will be one of the Rosary necklaces that Mishkin has worn on stage + a handwritten lyric sheet of your choice + signed CD + early digital release of ‘The Bullet Within’. £50 only.

(Existing backers can also add these to their rewards for a small added price please get in touch if you’d like one!)

PHEW. We’ll see you again tomorrow for ANOTHER UPDATE, ANOTHER NEW REWARD and MAYBE SOMETHING ELSE….

Love & Feathers,

X Birdeatsbaby X

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One week later…

Good morning birds! It’s a beautiful thing to wake up in the morning, check the Kickstarter and see that we are a healthy £5283 into our target. We made the halfway point in just 6 days thanks to YOU. The support has been incredible and we have new backers everyday… 

However, we still have a long way to go, so if you haven’t backed already, please do so soon before the limited edition rewards sell out!!

Anyway… we promised to make you a cover song if we reached the halfway point, and we have. While deciding which song to do, we had a tweet from Amanda Palmersharing our Kickstarter! OMG! AFP raised over $1,000,000 on Kickstarter for her record ‘Theatre is Evil which clearly makes her Kickstarter Queen - you can read all about ithere. We also know a lot of our fans are into her music, and we’ve been asked to cover her many times. This is our tribute to her, and to say THANK YOU to you. We hope you enjoy it!!

 Please share this with friends, or with AFP on twitter @amandapalmer and we’ll see you again in a few days time where Mishkin will once again personally thank the rest of the backers who haven’t got a video mention yet!

X Love & Feathers X