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Kills Birds share new single ‘Glisten’ - championed by Dave Grohl and Kim Gordon

Get lost in the video HERE

Confirmed for The Great Escape’s First Fifty

New album Married out 12th November via Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records

Pre-order HERE

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Previous praise for Kills Birds:

“On Kills Birds' self-titled debut, the band works double-time to conjure huge, booming sounds to match Ljeti's intensity — most notably in the form of Jacob Loeb's massive storm-cloud guitar riffs, which billow menacingly around her." - NPR


“Mandatory listening” - NYLON


"The debut album from Kills Birds is a furious, fuzzy bombshell...The album's rumbling, squealing opening track is the perfect soundtrack to 100 beers spilling on the floor of a dark rock club." - The New York Times


"Their sophomore album Married (out Nov. 12, recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606) is the unapologetic zinger we’ve all been waiting for. From first listen, it’s clear the only thing they’re killing is any chance of anonymity." - SPIN


Today, LA-based incendiary rock band Kills Birds are sharing their all-consuming, intense new single ‘Glisten’, the second offering from their upcoming, second album Married, out via their new label home Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records on 12th November. The new album was recorded at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 by invitation of the man himself, and produced by Yves Rothman.

‘Glisten’ comes complete with a visualiser that pools the emotion and ever-climbing energetic fuzz that echoes the insecurity that comes with expectations in a relationship. The confusion of love is embodied here -- love for others, and love for oneself.

Watch the video for ‘Glisten’ HERE.

Vocalist Nina Ljeti says of this single, "This song is about loving the wrong people. It was written after I experienced a profound betrayal, at the hands of a person who was unable to take accountability for their actions. The lyrics in the chorus (why don’t you love me) are directed at the person in question. In retrospect, they're also questions I need to ask myself."

Guitarist Jacob Loeb adds, "Glisten was written to kind of feel like water. The chorusing, arpeggiating guitar melodies and the rolling, steadily intensifying rhythm section throughout the verse are meant to kind of create a sensation of floating in a river—like being gently lead by a force of nature that lures you somewhere turbulent and dangerous—the chorus with its angular, sharp and aggressive instrumentation."


(Download hi-res single artwork)


This follows the ferocious first single ‘Rabbit’, which is the opening track on Married. A storming and immediate declaration of intent from the LA-based band, a brutal and intense account of an abusive relationship struggling with power dynamics, oscillating between quiet and loud dynamics - both beautiful and aggressive, devastating and cathartic. Watch the video HERE.

Led by LA-based and Canada-raised Nina Ljeti (who The LA Times deemed “L.A.’s most electrifying new rock singer”), rounded out guitarist Jacob Loeb, and bassist Fielder Thomas, they’ve already had support from the likes of NPR, NYLON, The FADER, The New York Times, Paste Magazine, as well as musicians like Kim Gordon, Hayley Williams of Paramore, and Dave Grohl, the latter of which recently invited the band to join Foo Fighters on tour at the end of this year in the US and Mexico. The band have also been confirmed to perform as part of The Great Escape’s First Fifty, the first round of the freshest and most exciting talent across the globe.

The new album Married is out on November 12th via Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records. You can pre-order it here.


(Download hi-res album art)


Married out 12th November Via Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records


Tracklisting: 1. Rabbit 2. Cough Up Cherries 3. Natalie 4. Glisten 5. Reasoning 6. Offside 7. Woman 8. PTL 9. Good Planning 10. Wallowing 11. Married


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