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- Event Start: 7:30 pm
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The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre is from Toronto, Canada. Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the band has successfully accumulated an impressive international fan base, press accolades, and defied categorization with their unique sound and visuals. Heading to Wolverhampton this November.
The band was formed in 1999 and independently produced and recorded their first two albums, Nothing and Nowhere and Violet. Through both of these high-demand releases, as well as their highly acclaimed and beautifully atmospheric website, the band obtained a large and loyal fan base throughout the world. Due to their independent success, in 2005 they were approached and signed by Metropolis Records and the band began its steady climb to reaching a much wider audience with the 2007 release of the acclaimed and wildly popular Walking With Strangers.
In the last few years, the band has been performing internationally, traveling extensively across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and Europe. They have become renowned for their high-energy live performances, drawing large, mixed crowds through their appeal to fans of a surprisingly wide range of genres. Equally comfortable playing intimate venues as they are on a festival stage, the band’s highly-praised performances will continue into the next year as they continue touring.
Canadian darkwave ensemble who incorporate elements of electronica, goth and new wave into their lush and atmospheric dark-pop sound, The Birthday Massacre have enjoyed success over the last decade with albums such as ‘Hide And Seek’ (2012) and ‘Under Your Spell’ (2017), both of which charted at home and abroad. The early spring of 2020 then saw the release of the brooding and mystical ‘Diamonds’, just as the onset of the global pandemic curtailed extensive touring plans to promote it.
Elaborating on that period, lead singer Chibi says “The world shutting down was not something anyone, anywhere, could ever have anticipated. The band locked down like everyone else did, and entered into the same isolation. ‘Diamonds’ had just been released and the tours were scheduled, and then… full stop. During that time, self-reflection took over. Loneliness took over. When forced to spend so much time with oneself, you can uncover some very dark things, some very beautiful things, but they are all so personal that it can start to feel overwhelming.”
The band members were eventually able to reconvene and start writing new songs for what has become their ninth album, ‘Fascination’, which is out on 18th February. A song from it entitled ‘Dreams Of You’ has already been made available as a single. “Getting back together in the studio to write and record ‘Fascination’ was a step towards releasing those emotions and feeling like maybe things will be right with the world again soon,” she continues.
Expansive sounding yet intimate feeling, ‘Fascination’ is TBM’s most fully realised effort to date, with the group’s signature blend of captivating electronics, aggressive guitars, cinematic melodies and beautifully bewitching vocals on full display. The album shows that their music and the magical world it creates remains ever captivating.