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Alt-pop/prog trio Exploring Birdsong release stunning version of the Deftones classic, Diamond Eyes

Photo: Luke Tatlock

Acclaimed young alt-pop/prog trio Exploring Birdsong have released their stunning version of the Deftones classic, 'Diamond Eyes'.

Watch the video to 'Diamond Eyes' here:

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“Collectively, 'Diamond Eyes' is one of our favourite songs of all time," comment the band. "It really feels like a song that is within the same realm of what we try to do as a band too, which made it in turn feel like a perfect song for us to put our own spin on. The weight of the riffs in the original are so crushing, but what we feel really makes this song so special is the chorus, so having the focus of our version be the harmony and melody felt like the most ‘us’ thing to do.”

Exploring Birdsong's version of 'Diamond Eyes' follows the band's second EP Dancing in the Face of Danger (March 2023, Long Branch Records), released to rave reviews worldwide. The band wanted to draw a line in the sand followingDancing in the Face of Dangerto mark the start of a new chapter as a band, and, through coincidence, eventually ended up working with a new production team (Tom Peters - engineering and mixing & Grant Berry - mastering) which has helped bookend the Dancing in the Face of Danger period. They comment: "We wanted to experiment sonically before heading into full length album territory, which is why we think it feels different to anything we’ve released previously."

The young group will join Katatonia as special guest for their shows in Ireland next week - the first live performances since their European debut at Euroblast Festival (Cologne, DE) and inaugural headline tour across the UK in September 2021, including London, Manchester and Birmingham, and following successful support tours with the likes of Sleep Token and Thank You Scientist.

Rarely are new groups as exciting, talented or unique as Exploring Birdsong. Straddling pop, progressive rock and uncategorisable genre-blending beauty, the band are unplaceable for the most part, but bring to mind elements of Kate Bush, Sleep Token, Everything Everything and Agent Fresco. Rarely do you hear voices as captivating as frontwoman Lynsey Ward’s. Powerful, controlled, and spine-chillingly tender, Lynsey’s vocals help mark Exploring Birdsong as a prospect to watch, from the release of their acclaimed debut The Thing With Feathers (2019, Long Branch Records) to 2023's EP Dancing in the Face of Danger.

Exploring Birdsong live:

Nov 06: IE Dublin The Academy (w/ Katatonia)

Nov 07: IE Limerick Dolan's Warehouse (w/ Katatonia)

Feb 16: UK London Downstairs at the Dome

Exploring Birdsong online:


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