honeybird & the birdies is one of the most unique, imaginative bands active in Italy today. Three colourful musicians, quirky like birds and sweet like honey, psychedelic honey.
Los Angeles, Catania and Torino are their home cities. Charango, drums and bass their main instruments. They all sing, they all dance. In many languages and dialects. Wild, entertaining choreographies.
They merge world music energies with the sweet harmonies of folk, the playfulness of anti-folk, the angst of punk, tropicalia of Brazil, and the enthusiasm of indie-rock in an eclectic, innovative sound.
Another trademark for honeybird & the birdies are their deformed sarcastic lyrics, built into a contemporary tower of Babel and drifting easily through English, French, German and a variety of interesting dialects. Their performances are filled with excitement and surprises, with a multitude of languages and instruments and the feel of a small live orchestra.
Their debut album "Mixing Berries" was released on Duckhead Green Records in 2010 with a song ("Don't trust the butcher") featured in the soundtrack of Italian director Carlo Mazzacurati's film "La Passione". In 2011 they won best up-and-coming band in the "Italia Wave Festival", "Ypsigrock: Avanti il prossimo" and "Voci della Periferia".
After EUROSONIC festival January 2013 in the Netherlands, they will be participating at the Festival Cherchez La Femme in Bratislava, Slovakia in April and then PRIMAVERA SOUND in Barcelona, Spain, 23-26 May alongside Grizzly Bear, Blur, Fiona Apple and many more!
Their album "You Should Reproduce" was released 24 October 2012 on Trovarobato Records, produced by Enrico Gabrielli (Mariposa, Calibro 35, Mike Patton's Mondo Cane) and supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign - the first of its kind in Italy.