While Birds of Tokyo mightn’t sound like Karnivool – excepting Kenny’s excellent vocal talent – they do share more than a singer and a hometown. Both groups have proven from the start to be adept musicians, producing consistently solid and polished songs. Both have shown growth and development in their sounds and an affinity for progressive song structures. With their 5th studio album, Brace, Birds of Tokyo have pushed their sound in a dark, dirty, and heavy direction, while remaining true to the accessible alternative rock that formed the basis of their popularity.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 31st October 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.