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Group Members: Debsey Wykes, Paul Kelly, Jon Chandler
Biography: Birdie, composed of Paul Kelly and Deborah Wykes, or Debsey, is a charming indie rock duo that formed in the mid-'90s after collaborations with Saint Etienne. Both members had previous musical jaunts, however. London native Wykes opened for the likes of the Fall, the Jam, and the Undertones while fronting ...Read full biography
Some Dusty
Released: 1999
Label: IODA
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Comparisons between Birdie's Some Dusty and the music of Saint Etienne are inevitable: not only are both bands entrenched in their deep affection for the melodic grandeur and romantic melodrama of vintage ...Read full review
Triple Echo
Released: 2001
Label: Rock Records
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Birdie's brand of accessible pop for sophisticates (and lovers of Burt Bacharach) will (and should) probably end up as required listening for fans of Stereolab and the High Llamas, but it wasn't always ...Read full review
More Birdie albums: Main Albums (3), Singles & EPs (1)