Chart-topping rock band Birds of Tokyo has announced that its upcoming live shows will include a track-by-track rendition of one of Australia’s most beloved albums.
“We realise that the idea of a band playing one of their classic albums has become a bit of a cliche,” said lead singer Ian Kenny.
“That’s why we’ve chosen to play …ish, our favourite 1927 album, in its entirety.”
Kenny revealed that the choice to play the 1927 album – one of the most fondly remembered recordings of Australia’s soft rock canon – was “a real no-brainer”.
“You don’t have to be a musicologist to realise that our last couple of singles have been rip-offs of That’s When I Think Of You.”
“Going forward, if we can even be half as successful as 1927, that would be amazing.”
Kenny is confident that the innovative live set will not alienate the band’s long-term fan base.
“You can’t play credible, melodic hard rock all your career. Bands have gotta develop and real music lovers understand that.”
“And what you’ve gotta remember is that 1927 were a bloody amazing rock band in their day. Our version of Compulsory Hero goes off like a frog in a sock!”
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