Terror Bird announces new album ‘All This Time’

By ajcolores

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Terror Bird is the songs of Vancouver artist, Nikki Nevver, who is set to release her third full-length album, All This Time, on 27th May via Night School Records (Golden Grrrls, Julia Holter, Bomber Jackets, Divorce).

By far the most personal, emotionally affecting and musically developed of Terror Bird's output, the album was recorded at home over a period of five months, the ten songs documenting a period of intense emotional upheaval, wherein Nevver underwent major shifts in her personal life, rediscovered the solo recording process (previous albums having used live drumming and studio production) and married a raw, personal music with a straight-to-tape aesthetic most in-tune with her early recording experiences.

Free download of album cut 'The Wrong Way' here:


Beginning with naive but affecting songs hammered into primitive recording apparatus and released on hand-dubbed cassette releases, Terror Bird soon attracted the attention of intrepid independent labels such as Night People, La Station Radar and Adagio830. Each release has documented a growing maturity in songwriting and emotional scope.

The difference this time is that Nevver’s unique voice - at turns operatic and fragile, untutored and wearing its heart on its sleeve - serves as the perfect conduit for the emotional turmoil in the songs.

Nevver’s voice has grown into a formidable instrument, a towering, unabashed vocal whose resonance curls around the synth and drum machine production, at times duetting with itself, at times scaling the vocal register to reach new dramatic heights. Brought up on the music of the 80s “studio” - The Smiths, Kate Bush, The Cure - Nevver’s music exists beyond modern zeitgeists or considerations, subverting “big production” music into a personal DIY aesthetic. It’s a pure songwriting that outgrows genre and thrives purely on the merits of direct communication between songwriter and listener.

Each song on All This Time serves as a chapter in a narrative that is universal; from the self-doubt and loneliness of opener 'The Wrong Way', to the doomed bedroom romance of 'Try To Break Me', from the masochistic guilt of 'Locket' to the near-anthemic 'Lust & Violence'. Each song speaks directly, plainly, to the listener, dispensing as much as possible with the unnecessary augmentation of modern pop music; All This Time is simply the deeply romantic, part-doomed / part-hopeful songs of a singular, unique talent.

All This Time will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl. LP sleeves will be screenprinted, with 300 Black, 100 Forest Green and 100 Dark Navy Blue editions.

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