Following on from successful tours of the European mainland in 2014, BirdPen are straight back with a new album, ‘In The Company Of Imaginary Friends’. The act’s third full length studio album, it was entirely written, recorded, produced and mixed by the duo of Dave Pen and Mike Bird.
A self-financed project, the final stages of the album were funded through a campaign with Pledge Music that reached its target amount within a few weeks. As with their previous release, this allowed them to master the album with Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios, print up a limited run of Vinyl and CD’s and perform another tour on the continent.
BirdPen are Dave Pen and Mike Bird. A duo formed some years ago whilst sharing a flat in their hometown of Southampton. From the word go Bird and Pen have always come up with ideas to create songs and craft sounds; it’s what they do. Self-releasing a load of ep’s to start with and receiving great press this gave them the confidence to keep grafting away with their bedroom project which then took them to Switzerland to finish their debut album ‘On/Off/Safety/Danger’ and then to Eve Studios in Stockport to work alongside Jim Spencer and Frank Arkwright for their second album ‘Global Lows’. Over the years they have slowly added branch after branch to their ever-growing doom groove triffid of spacerock, cinematic big beat sound.