AreaSA1 Presents: Bird Eats Baby with support from Catherine Elms

AreaSA1 Presents: Bird Eats Baby with support from Catherine Elms
my_locationHangar 18 Music Venue, Swansea
access_timeThursday, 26th May 2022 20:00-23:00

Bird Eats Baby - Brighton

Birdeatsbaby’s name was literally dreamt up by bandleader Mishkin Fitzgerald, back in her teens after a particularly long bout of insomnia. Often sleep deprived and on medication the flame haired singer would have strong hallucinations and nightmares, resulting in most of the material from the band’s first record “Here She Comes-a-Tumblin’”. Fitzgerald, having had most of her musical training at church, was strongly influenced by hymns, classical music and later on, all things rock n roll.

Joined by Garry Mitchell (guitar, bass, double bass) when the two met studying music at University in Brighton, a thriving musical partnership was formed, with a mutual love for dark and progressive music. After a few line-up changes the band has now settled with Anna Mylee on drums and percussion, and Hana Maria on violin, cellos and harp.

Over the years the band’s sound has changed drastically, starting out in the punk-cabaret scene, and now progressing into to a huge stadium rock sound with orchestral layers, bold guitars and intricate arrangements, comparable with other musical oddities such as Muse, Kate Bush, Evanescence and Marilyn Manson. If other bands try to fit in with musical trends then Birdeatsbaby are sticking out like a bunch of sore thumbs.

The band has amassed a cult-like following across the world (aptly named “The Flock”) and been able to successfully crowd-fund each of their releases through the help of their fans, namely their 2014 release “The Bullet Within” which raised £11,000 on Kickstarter. Theband have also had support from some high name artists including Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman, landed support slots with the Courtesans, ASP and toured extensively in UK, mainland Europe, America and Mexico.

Now back with their fifth studio album “The World Conspires”, Birdeatsbaby have returned with a soundtrack for the soulful, haunting, riotous celebration of life in all it’s heavenly highs and drowning lows. The album goes deep and hits home in all the most human ways possible, this is a bold, artistic, concept record. From the Egyptian-esque heavy-metal anthem of “Painkiller” to the rich, orchestral and fragile album opener “Hold Your Breath”, a mantra for anyone who has gone through trauma and come out the other side.

Birdeatsbaby are the genuine article, a close-knit group of friends, intent on finishing the story together. Now let the music speak for itself.




Catherine Elms - Swansea

Catherine Elms is an unsigned singer/songwriter and pianist, whose music combines heavy rock, dark cabaret, emotionally-charged melodies and impassioned lyrics. A self-taught non-classical pianist, Catherine’s raw and evocative playing style lies directly between the brash power of PJ Harvey and the baroque pop-rock of 1990s Tori Amos. Her music possesses a dark intensity with softly defined edges: both introspective and spirited. Described as “dramatic” (Buzz Magazine), “adventurous” (The Flux), “fragile and fierce” (Off The Radar), and “haunting” (South Wales Evening Post), Catherine is a rising artist in the South Wales music scene driven ever forward by a growing loyal fanbase. 


Ticket Face Value Quantity
Earlybird £5.00
Off Sale
Limited time offer until the end of April
General Release £8.00
Off Sale


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