Encore, the first video to be taken from Wallis Bird forthcoming eponymous album, premiered today on Rolling Stone Germany.
A double Meteor Award winner Bird’s new album follows her debut ‘Spoons’ and 2009’s ‘New Boots’, both of which saw her garner critical acclaim and tour with the likes of Billy Bragg, Gabrielle, The Feeling & Rodrigo y Gabriela. The confident strut that informs her first single ‘Encore’ provides a taster of what to expect when the album Wallis Bird is released on 9th March.
‘Wallis Bird’ was written and recorded in three places that, while geographically separate, were all deliberately chosen to impose their unique atmospheres onto the songs. From the communist broadcasting station in Berlin of the former GDR where the government broadcast its propaganda until the Berlin wall came down; to an isolated ghostridden cottage on a godforsaken cliff edge in Ireland during the worst snowstorms in thirty years; to her own flat in Brixton against a backdrop of screaming sirens and looting as the London riots threatened to overrun the city. The result is a record that strives to makes sense of the chaos around us all – the first single ‘Encore’ is Wallis’ tacit admission that “it is almost impossible to slow down these days … everyone needs to pause and reflect sometimes.”
Catch Wallis play live:
- 7th Mar St Iberius Church, Wexford
- 8th Mar Cyprus Ave, Cork
- 9th Mar Academy, Dublin
- 10th Mar Dolans, Limerick
The new album ‘Wallis Bird’ released 9th March 201
The single ‘Encore’ released 2nd March 2012