LISTEN: Birds of Bellwoods – Melatonin

Hey there Blenderites,

Twice in the same week? Yes, it really is me. Just feeling super inspired by the music and people in my life recently, and wanted to start chipping away at the serious backlog of fantastic music that’s made it’s way into my inbox. (Note: if you’re a musician or band who has previously sent me or us an email and you’re worried you might not even be on my backlog, send me an email personally and add BACKLOG to your subject line, you can find it on the contact page.)

So while they’re no strangers to The Indie Blender, it certainly has been a while since we’ve written about Birds of Bellwoods. They’ve just released their newest single, “Melatonin”, which is an impressive follow up to their previous single, “Let You Go.” Both songs are from their upcoming debut full length album called¬†Victoria due out before the end of the year.

“Melatonin” hits you with a fanfare of horns immediately and continues to suck you in with harmonies and the upbeat anthemic way they’ve tackled sad topics like heartbreak and longing that they’ve begun to be recognized for.

You can stream the single HERE and watch their Live at The Verge session of the song below (sans horns, which in my opinion is a great injustice!)

They have four more dates listed for the summer, and let me tell you, their high energy shows are not to be missed! Tomorrow night they play a free show in Brampton at the Brampton Garden Square. Sunday they play at the CNE in Toronto with The Trews (free with admission to the CNE), they play again in Toronto on the 20th of September at the Rec Room (advance tickets are just $5 – they go up to $15 at the door, so don’t sleep on that!) and play in Kingston on the 21st of September at the Octave Theatre. I’ll leave you with a bonus: the video for “Let You Go.” Have a great long weekend, Blenderites! Expect more from me before the weekend is over!


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