French trio Birds in Row create brutal, aggressive melodic hardcore with lyrics that address personal struggles as well as dissatisfaction with society.
Birds in Row sing in English in order to reach a wide audience, and they prefer to operate as a unit rather than individuals, only referring to themselves by their first initials and cropping their faces out of their promotional photographs and videos. Formed in Laval, France in 2009, their debut 7" EP, Rise of the Phoenix, was released by Vitriol Records
in 2010. The 12" EP Cottbus followed in 2011 on Throatruiner
/Swarm of Nails
, and both releases were compiled onto the 2011 LP Collected, released by both Vitriol
. Deathwish Inc.
, an American label associated with hardcore band Converge
, signed the group in November of 2011, and Birds in Row completed their full-length debut by the beginning of the new year. They toured America with Loma Prieta
that March, and their first album, You, Me and the Violence, was released in September. Several more tours in the States, U.K., and Europe followed, including stints with Converge
, Touché Amoré
, the Chariot
, and others. In fall of 2015, Birds in Row released a collaborative EP with We Are in the Country on Throatruiner
, as well as the Personal War EP, their second release for Deathwish Inc.
~ Paul Simpson