BIRDS OF BELLWOODS
Toronto-based alt-rock outfit Birds of Bellwoods have wasted little time making an indelible mark on Canada’s musical landscape. The band, comprised of Stephen Joffe (lead vocals, mandolin), Adrian Morningstar (guitar, vocals), Chris Blades (banjo, guitar, vocals), and Kintaro Akiyama (upright bass, vocals), has amassed an impressive pile of achievements and accolades in a few short years on the back of their boisterous blend of anthemic alternative, folk, and pop music.
Now signed with eOne Music Canada, Birds of Bellwoods are set to drop their highly anticipated debut LP, Victoria, in late 2018. The album invites listeners to join the band’s high-energy musical parade built on honest, emotive songwriting and laced with sweet, sticky hooks.
Much of the attention to come their way thus far has stemmed from the band’s energetic and engaging live performances. They’ve already crossed Canada and dipped into the U.S. for all kinds of dates, including a slew of high-profile Canadian music festivals, from CMW and NXNE to country juggernaut Boots & Hearts to the tastemaking haven of Osheaga. That’s in addition to packed shows supporting the likes of Arkells, Wintersleep, and Virginia to Vegas, to name a few.
Like their growing swarm of followers, Birds of Bellwoods are excitedly awaiting the release of Victoria to hit the ground running. Armed with a compelling collection of songs, a killer live show, and a crack team in their corner – not to mention years of experience navigating different arms of the entertainment industry – the band is set to capitalize on all of the buzz they’ve built thus far.