We are thrilled to announce the return of The Doomed Bird of Providence with the follow-up to the acclaimed Will Ever Pray.
Blind Mouths Eat continues their exploration into the darkest regions of Australian colonial history, with this stunning collection of new works including the epic Mahina.
The limited first edition comes in a card sleeve package with stunning artwork from Peter Aldrich and is available to pre-order now from bandcamp and the F&F shop. There are only 250, so get in quick...
"Sometimes cussedness is an essential virtue for musicians. The Doomed Bird Of Providence’s Mark Kluzek oozes cussedness like sweat. He’s an Australian in exile, assembling a group of Brit players to realise his singleminded vision, which involves Kluzek barking out blacker than black tales of horror and misery from Australia’s early history. Blind Mouths Eat is his second bulletin from the festering underbelly of 19th century Oz." - Clive Bell, The Wire Nov 2013
Blind Mouths Eat by The Doomed Bird of Providence has been picking up some great reviews - see a few snippets below. You can also read Mark Kluzek's Portal feature over at The Wire's website.
"There’s a need to hold hands with the almost dead and this album does it in the most beautiful/ugly way ever." -Freq
"a funeral waltz into sunlight" - ATTN: Magazine
"Think Nick Cave, Matt Elliott’s solo work, or one of the Constellation droners singing dark folk songs of horror and misery from Australian history." - Norman Records
"Gripping and astonishingly grim music" - Sounds XP
"Uncompromising and at times uncomfortable, these songs remove the usual safety nets and aren't afraid to change the rules. They are becoming one of the bands that you don't want to miss." - Americana UK
"Dark yet strangely beautiful and phenomenally powerful, ‘Blind Mouths Eat’ is an album to ponder, to agonise over and to clutch your plague-ridden guts to." - Whisperin' and Hollerin'
Doomed Bird Live:
20th December – Squeezebox Folk, Leigh-on-SeaThe album will also be followed by an accompanying release from Kemper Norton, who will be pulling apart Mahina and creating his own mesmeric EP with the remains.