Birds of Tokyo have rounded up the singles from their 10 years together for a best of album ‘Playlist’.
Birds of Tokyo have been one of the more radio-friendly rock acts of the last 10 years which has given their songs a high profile.
“Yeah we hear that a lot”, said singer Ian Kenny. “Whenever we play a festival someone always comes up afterwards and says, ‘I didn’t know you guys did that song and that song’. I never know what to say. Maybe now I can just tell them to listen to this album and then they’ll basically be up to speed!”
‘Playlist’ was designed as a snapshot collection for the international market. “We needed to give American music industry people a quick sense of what the band was all about so we created a playlist that had a couple of key tracks off each album.” Kenny said.
Drummer Adam Weston said the sheer number of singles even amazed the guys in the band. “After we first put it together on Soundcloud we listened back to the whole thing and we were actually kinda surprised. It was like we’d gone for a long walk and when we eventually paused to look back we realized we’d travelled a lot further than we thought,” he said.
‘Playlist – A Singles Collection’ will be released in November.
1. I’d Go With You Anywhere
from “Playlist” 2015, premiered on Richard Kingsmill’s triple j show ‘2015’
from “Anchor EP” 2015, certified Gold ARIA accreditation
from “March Fires” 2013, #1 Most played song of the year on Australian radio
4. This Fire
from “March Fires” 2013, # 1 on ARIA National Album Charts
5. When The Night Falls Quiet
from “March Fires” 2013, nominated for “Album of the Year” at ARIA Awards
from “Birds of Tokyo” 2010, Triple Platinum single
from “Birds of Tokyo” 2010, winner of “Best Rock Album” ARIA Award
8. Wild At Heart
from “Birds of Tokyo” 2010, APRA Award winner for “Rock Work of the Year”
9. The Saddest Thing I Know
from “Birds of Tokyo” 2010, platinum selling album
10. Broken Bones
from “Universes” 2008, #20 on JJJ Hottest 100
from “Universes” 2008, #22 on JJJ Hottest 100
12. Wild Eyed Boy
from “Universes” 2008, J Award nominee for Best Rock Act
13. Medicine (Broken Strings version)
from “Day One” 2007, nominated for Best Rock Act at the 2008 AIR Awards
from “Day One” 2007, nominated for Best Rock Act at the 2008 WAMi Awards
15. Black Sheets
from “Day One” 2007, iTunes Album of the Week
16. Off Kilter
from “Day One” 2007, spent 36 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the AIR Independent Music Charts
Non-album single, winner of Rock Song of the Year at 2005 WAMi Awards
from “Anchor EP” 2015… The puzzle in my head keeps changing.
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