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Babybird

Babybird’s output is exhausting – 78 releases on Bandcamp at the last count, and counting…

The latest release collects a load of old and new tracks – there are 42 in total!

Some of them are well-known, some of them less…

There are songs of every colour and every style here, from heavy drone rock to pure pop…

It may be noted that BB is an acquired taste but actually no – it’s just good music!

Stephen Jones may best be known for his brief forays into the pop charts in the mid-90s, a dalliance with the Britpop label but he is a singular artist with a massive and broad sweep, take for example ‘Razorblade Shower’, which sounds like The Cramps having a bustup with Van Halen…

Some tracks are very lo-fi (‘Fireflies’, for example), and nothing wrong with that, and others are full band wigouts…

There is so much to explore and this release might be a window into that world, only for you the listener to decide…