Birdhead

Live Act Electronica Kraut Rock
Birdhead - Electronica Kraut Rock Live Act in Edinburgh

Birdhead Short Info

Birdhead are Stephen Donkin and David Nicklen, a 2 piece juggernaut where intense dentist-drill synths and sharp, cyclical guitar patterns make out with perky motorik drums and probing bass to produce a prog/post-punk metronomic groove thing with plenty of intensity. They are reminiscent of Nought, Public Service Broadcasting or Plank! With some unhinged sparse, yelpy vocals; Krautrock reborn with balls.
2014 highlights include a T Break Stage Headlining slot at T in the Park and the recording of a hotly anticipated follow up to the acclaimed debut album Pleasure Centre, which is expected in the spring of 2015.

Tipped by The Skinny, The Scotsman, Podcart and WOW247, Birdhead are a must see. The experience is perhaps best summed up by one happy clapper who when interviewed leaving the T Break tent having witnessed a blistering set from “The Heid” mused….. “There’s seagulls and craws in the sky, but they’re no f**king Birdhead.” Who can argue with that? Not to be missed.

“Birdhead have cult success written all over them.” - The Scotsman

“Our kind of mental.” - The Skinny

“Last year’s LP Pleasure Centre was a masterclass of danceable grooves and good old moshing” - wow247

“Entrancing” - Ravechild

Birdhead are Stephen Donkin and David Nicklen, a 2 piece juggernaut where intense dentist-drill synths and sharp, cyclical guitar patterns make out with perky motorik drums and probing bass to produce a prog/post-punk metronomic groove thing with plenty of intensity. They are reminiscent of Nought, Public Service Broadcasting or Plank! With some unhinged sparse, yelpy vocals; Krautrock reborn with balls.
2014 highlights include a T Break Stage Headlining slot at T in the Park and the recording of a hotly anticipated follow up to the acclaimed debut album Pleasure Centre, which is expected in the spring of 2015.

Tipped by The Skinny, The S...

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Past Gigs Birdhead

  • 05 | 2015 Inverness Brew at the Bog
  • 01 | 2015 Edinburgh Edinburgh's New Year
  • 11 | 2014 Edinburgh LIMBO 7th Birthday
  • 10 | 2014 Dalduff Farm, Ayr A Night of Archaic Resonance
  • 10 | 2014 Edinburgh The Skinny Presents: The Pleasance Sessions
  • 09 | 2014 Glasgow Broadcast
  • 09 | 2014 Edinburgh Electric Circus
  • 08 | 2014 Scunthorpe The Lincoln Imp
  • 07 | 2014 London The Dublin Castle
  • 07 | 2014 Balado T in the Park
  • 06 | 2014 Edinburgh Achtung! Maybe!
  • 04 | 2014 Edinburgh Wide Days
  • 03 | 2014 Edinburgh The Amazing Snakeheads
  • 03 | 2014 Glasgow Teenage Riot
  • 11 | 2013 Aberdeen Cafe Drummonds
  • 11 | 2013 Inverness Mad Hatters
  • 11 | 2013 Glasgow Bar Bloc
  • 08 | 2013 Inverness Belladrum Festival
  • 07 | 2013 Inverness goNORTH Festival

Discography Birdhead

  • 2013 Pleasure Centre Album | Gamma Proforma
  • 2013 Silent is the Crow Single | Gamma Proforma
  • 2012 Tourist EP | Gamma Proforma

Media

  • Video Birdhead - Tourist (Gamma P...
  • Video Birdhead - Silent is the Cr...
  • Video Birdhead - Sunsleeper
  • Video Birdhead Interview
  • Sound Inertia

Origin

  • Edinburgh GB

Members

  • Stephen Donkin Vox, Guitar, Syth, Loops
  • David Nicklen Drums