Friday, April 20, 2018

Band Review: Cam Bird

Cam Bird is a Melbourne hard rock band fronted by Cameron Bird, previously a metal artist with an emotional link to Metallica.

I mention that because it was interesting listening to this band - in which he is joined by Bobby Manilla on bass and Tyrone Georgiou on drums -  and hearing the influence of Metallica but without the music being metal.

As you can imagine, that metallic infusion into alternative rock also leads to some similarities with grunge, so fans of many 90s bands should enjoy Cam Bird the band. A key difference is that I hear no attempts at irony here. The music is emotional and earnestly trying for connection.

New music is coming out next month, but a good starting place now is probably "Rust" which seems to have resonated with a lot of listeners.

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