Out now: Virgin of the Birds – Secret Kids

Virgin of the Birds new album Secret Kids is out now, and can be purchased from our webshop here.

There are two singles, Spooky, Stony, Barely Over Thirty which you can hear above, and Victor Bockris which is embedded below. The two songs showcase the sort of breadth of Jon Rooney’s songwriting gifts, and his delivery. He can be upbeat, cheerly, sardonically witty and then take a sharp turn into sadder territory, or pepper his sad moments with barbs, but whatever it is, beyond the melodies themselves these are songs which just keep on and on giving.

Jon will be over in the UK at the very end of November, playing in London and Coventry, and then up in Edinburgh for the label Christmas party.

We’ll be doing some more recording while he’s over, collaborating with locally based musicians Neil from Meursault, Faith Eliott, and Reuben and Sophie from Storm the Palace. They’ll be mining his back catalogue for otherwise overlooked gems, of which there are many, so there will be ace new VoB treats on the way soon too.

In the meantime, though, this is this underground treasure of a record. Enjoy!