In March 2012, Birds of Tokyo partnered with producer, Dave Cooley (Silversun Pickups, Darker My Love) at Oceanway Studios in LA to create March Fires. The album debuted at #1 while triple platinum second single “Lanterns” became the most played song on Australian radio across 2013.
In 2015, their standalone EP Anchor, was quickly certified gold. In the same year, they also released a compilation album – Playlist - which featured ARIA top 20 single ‘I’d Go With You Anywhere’. Their peers voted the song “Best Rock Work” at the APRA Awards making Birds of Tokyo the only artist in history to win a genre category on four separate occasions.
In equal parts a radical departure and a return to their epic rock roots, the band released their fifth studio album BRACE in 2016, debuting at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart and becoming the group’s fifth top 5 charting record.