News featuring Birdy

The following news stories mention Birdy. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated within the last hour.

’14 Mar 27 Thu

Thursday 27th March

  • Birdy Is A Ghost In Her Eerie “Words As Weapons” Video: Watch

    Birdy has wisely chosen Ryan Tedder-penned/produced “Words As Weapons” as the next single from sophomore set Fire Within. (At least internationally, it still hasn’t been released stateside). The cutting folk-pop song is one of the most immediate tracks on the Brit’s album and serves (surprisingly bitter) lyrics that most of us can identify with. The ... More »

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’14 Feb 18 Tue

Tuesday 18th February

’14 Feb 13 Thu

Thursday 13th February

  • Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness – review

    (Jagjaguwar)

    Angel Olsen's second album marries solo singer-songwriter stuff with buzzy, fuzzy alt-pop – alternating between one and the other so expertly that the strengths of both are highlighted, the weaknesses pushed deep into the background. It's not a cheery listen, mind: "I lost my dream, I lost my reason all again," she sings on the opening Unfucktheworld, following it on Forgiven/Forgotten – which sounds like a forgotten indie classic from 1992 – with the assertion that "If there's one thing I fear/ It's only your arms/ So close, but not here." On the album's centrepiece, the almost-seven-minute White Fire, she opens with the almost self-parodically miserable: "Everything is tragic/ It all just falls apart." That Burn Your Fire For No Witness never sounds strained or too sunk in the mire is down to Olsen's voice, which you could listen to all day: a little lethargic and subdued, but…

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’14 Jan 15 Wed

Wednesday 15th January

  • Birdy Debuts New “Skinny Love” Video, Announces US Tour Dates

    Birdy broke big internationally in 2011 with a cover of Bon Iver‘s “Skinny Love” — topping the charts in countries as diverse as New Zealand and the Netherlands. Three years have passed but time hasn’t wearied the impact of the 17-year-old’s haunting rendition. In fact, it has been selected to spearhead her US campaign and ... More »

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’14 Jan 9 Thu

Thursday 9th January

  • Ellie Goulding, Jessie J & Birdy Work The BRIT Nominations Red Carpet: 9 Pics

    Earlier today (January 9) the nominations for the 2014 BRIT Awards were announced in London and the who’s who of the British recording industry — well, apart from Adele and One Direction — turned up to find out who is in the running this year at a swanky rep carpet event. Ellie Goulding, who nabbed two ... More »

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  • New artists lead Brits nominations

    Bowie aside, emerging names lead the running for best British artist and album award categories. See the full list below

    With British music frequently accused of being backward-looking, the nominations for this year's Brit awards take a poke back, celebrating youth rather than experience, despite a nod for David Bowie. While the dance duo Disclosure and the band Bastille – who combine melancholy ballads with dancey pop – only recently released their debut albums this year, they are the acts that dominate this year's nominations, with both up for four awards. The two will compete in the categories for British group, British breakthrough artist, British album and British single. Elsewhere, there are nominations for other new artists including Rudimental, London Grammar, Laura Mvula, John Newman and Naughty Boy.

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’13 Nov 14 Thu

Thursday 14th November

  • Birdy: Fire Within

    Birdy is attempting to make her mark on her own terms with second album Fire Within, her first release entirely composed of original material. The results are certainly better than you might expect.

    While most of us were complaining about schoolwork and day dreaming about our latest crush, Jasmine van den Bogaerde -- known by her stage name, Birdy -- was releasing her first single, a beautiful cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”. 11 months later, and only 15 years old, Birdy released her first album. This self-titled release was filled with covers ranging from Ed Sheeran to The National to The xx. The penultimate song, however, was…

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’13 Nov 1 Fri

Friday 1st November

’13 Oct 11 Fri

Friday 11th October

  • Birdy Talks “Wings”, US Campaign & New Female Artists: The Idolator Q&A

    Birdy broke big internationally with her self-titled debut album of covers — topping charts around the globe. Last month the 17-year-old returned with a sophomore set of original material — packed with similarly somber songs but also the occasional booming pop chorus and catchy hook. It’s a subtle transformation but an important step in the ... More »

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’13 Sep 24 Tue

Tuesday 24th September

  • Birdy Performs New Single “Wings” In London: Watch The Gorgeous Live Rendition

    Birdy has unleashed a typically gorgeous and spine-tingling version of “Wings” to celebrate today’s release of US EP Breathe. Filmed in at a mystery location in London, the 17-year-old is accompanied by a full orchestra and shows the full extent of her emotive vocal. She strips the song of its subtle pop sensibility — making ... More »

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