Sometimes, the music is all you need.

The sheer weight of submissions that I receive means that there are plenty of acts who just don’t get listened to. Fortunately, I’m one of many bloggers, and fortunately me not getting to listen to a band does not stop anyone getting heard.

But every so often a band manage to catch my eye, and then ear. So it is for indie-folk band, Birdseye. Hailing from Oakland, California, the two songs on their soundcloud are the aesthetic equivalent of being moreish. Sad, stripped down, and haunting.

I don’t know much about them – thankfully there wasn’t some OTT press release to have to wade through, spouting crap. Just a simple and staright, polite request to listen to their submissions.

So I did, and I’m so glad I did. You should, too. Imagine a folkier version of Low or if Bon Iver featured a female vocalist with a voice that was simultaneously pure and weary.

Let me know what you think. And do pop along and make friends at Facebook, too.

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