Song of the Day: All Ears Avow – ‘Bird On A Wire’

All Ears Avow
Photo Credit: Courtney Brock

Emerging quartet All Ears Avow have constantly taken a do-it-yourself approach, and their latest single, ‘Bird On A Wire’, continues that mindset. More importantly, it highlights their driving melodic flair. The combination of Claire Sutton’s soaring, passionate vocals and Jake Willcock’s playful riffs lead the energetic track.

Based in Swindon, All Ears Avow has been moulding their brand of thought-provoking pop-rock for the best part of the decade. On ‘Bird On A Wire’, Sutton contemplates the shocking and disappointing actions people do. “I found myself in a headspace of just feeling rather sick of what the human race – our species that’s meant to be so intelligent – was capable of” states Sutton who also produced the track. “Maybe I’d gotten particularly caught up watching the news that morning. It was everything from the absolute atrocities going on across the world; the wars, mass murder, school shootings, climate change, animal cruelty, human cruelty – and how so often we just look the other way and keep going about our business as if we don’t even notice our world is on fire around us. “

As for its title, Sutton explains it’s a metaphor for how one misstep can lead to terrible ramifications. “Most of us are all so safe on our perch, but if we were to take one step in the wrong direction it could have catastrophic consequences.”

Completed by Joe Bishop on bass and Sean Ivens on drums, All Ears Avow have shown a determined work ethic with ‘Bird On A Wire’ being a worthwhile addition to their growing list of catchy catalogue of songs.  It follows this past March’s single – ‘Sinking’, which saw the four-piece deliver a fearsome number with a dizzying riff. While ‘Home’ highlighted AEA‘s anthemic qualities.

On the live front, All Ears Avow have shared stages with The Xcerts, Decade, Milk Teeth, Mallory Knox, and Mille Manders and The Shut Up, and played numerous festivals including 2000trees. It’s no surprise that they have a DIY approach to touring, playing headline shows whenever possible. In the coming days and weeks, they’ll be playing several UK dates.

16th The Cobblestones, Bridgwater
17th Creative Space, Basingstoke
18th The Bear Cave, Bournemouth
26th Subside, Birmingham
27th O’Riley’s, Hull
29th The Victoria, Swindon
17th The Lamb, Marlborough

‘Bird On A Wire’ by All Ears Avow is available now.

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