Shining Bird premiere 'Morning Light' clip and announce tour
Following a year that included the release of their second album 'Black Opal' Shining Bird are kicking off 2017 with of their latest single 'Morning Light’ and a tour in support of it's release.
The Morning Light tour follows on from the 'Black Opal' tour that featured sold out shows in Sydney and Wollongong and took them to the middle of Australia and back. While travelling through outback South Australia and Northern Territory, where the band played places such as Uluru and Alice Springs, percussionist James Kates got to work on filming a clip along the journey. From salt plains to deserted towns and wild emus, the 5000 km drive was a feast for the cinematographer. The light, the sounds and the smell of the outback all comes into play in this stunning clip for ‘Morning Light', premiering today via Noisey.
Released in October, 'Black Opal' has seen Shining Bird receive plenty of acclaim and help cement them as one of the most unique bands in the country today.
"Shining Bird's almost faultless new album teems with textures, sound grabs and lyrical flourishes" 4.5 Stars (Rolling Stone)
"Shining Bird have found their way and the result is a true gem" 4 Stars (The Brag)
"Black Opal is groundbreaking and huge" ZZZ FM
What also is so unique about the band is their love of Australia and all that encompasses this great land of ours. As artis like Paul Kelly, The Go-Betweens and Yothu Yindi have done before them, the band are focused on our landscapes and of course the owners of our land. This was showcased in the video for “I Can Run”, which starred Bangarra dancer Waangenga Blanco.
With glowing reviews for Black Opal in the Brag, Beat, Rolling Stone, etc, the band have also been nominated for Best Single and Best Album in the FBI SMAC Awards and were nominees for Best NSW Live Act in the Australian Live Music Awards. The seven piece outfit are now taking 'Black Opal' on the road for one final time, before they begin work on their third album, taking in Tasmanian shows for the sold out Panama Festival and string of dates across the East Coast.
March 9th - Workers Club, Geelong
March 10th - A Festival Called Panama (Pre Party), Tasmania
March 11th - A Festival Called Panama, Tasmania
March 23rd - Trainspotters, Brisbane
March 24th - Night Quarter, Gold Coast
April 7th - Heritage Hotel, Bulli
April 8th - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets on sale via www.shiningbird.net