Thu 11th October 2012
“Everyone is paranoid, everyone is paranoid, everyone is paranoid, everyone is paranoid…”
And so it begins, the latest offering from Tweak Bird, an eclectic blend of intricate fuzzy guitars and pummeling drums, blended together to make a sound that just makes you feel all warm inside. There is nothing offensive or to get upset about from the sound that brothers Caleb and Ashton produce, as they have managed to sculpt an extremely fine piece of music.
One pleasing aspect is that none of the songs sound the same. On Bunch o Brains they produce a song that most 4-piece bands would be extremely proud of. The lead guitar riff draws you into the song, and without knowing where you are, it hits you in the face, and it’s a very enjoyable slap, as the song makes you think back to your youth when you were young and carefree, and I defy anyone not to think back and not remember a person who the words can apply to. Whereas, the beautifully written and performed Pigeons, shows their softer side, without losing their energy or appeal.
The drums from Ashton are well thought out and drive the songs to a high level, where the subtleties of the guitar riffs, blend exceptionally well together, to give the band a very, very big sound, that is still raw and edgy.
There have been attempts to put Tweak Bird into a genre, jazz metal being one, but I encourage people to go out and buy it, because this shouldn't be put in a genre, it should be played over and over again and thoroughly enjoyed.