Virgin of the Birds – Secret Kids

A NEW Virgin of the Birds album is coming, folks, and it’s bloody great.

Fresh from his phenomenal contribution to the fourth Song, by Toad Split 12″ (with vastly, vastly different versions of a couple of the tunes from this new album, coincidentally), Jon Rooney is back with another Virgin of the Birds record.

The first track, Spooky, Stony, Barely Over Thirty is out as a wee teaser, and you can pre-order the record on limited edition vinyl here.

I love working with John. His tunes are simple, but absolutely always catchy, and he is one of these lyricists who is constantly able to amuse and surprise you. You listen to his music and there’s nothing obviously all that clever going on to begin with, but then the more you listen the more subtle little moments make themselves known, and suddenly you’re hooked.

In the words of Monty Python’s Leonardo Da Vinci, “it just works, mate”.

Jon will be back in Scotland in December to play the Song, by Toad Christmas show, so keep an eye out for that, and a couple of other dates around then too.

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