Hey, y’all. I am Shay. This is thebuzzr podcast. On air indie, from my pad to yours over the airways. 🧡🎶 We are talking about UK project Amateur Ornithologist. Daniel Clifford joins me. Amateur Ornithologist is Tyneside pop culture obsessive Daniel Clifford. With a brain that stores snippets of old comics, adverts and TV, Daniel channels these into the weird pop music and visuals of Amateur Ornithologist. The music has earned comparisons to Django Django, Field Music and Dent May due to melodic instrumentation, lush harmonies and nostalgic vibes. Tracks played tonight: “A Better Person” (before the show) and “I Told A Lie” (during show). Thank you for tuning in. Enjoy the show! Cheers! Shay 🤘🏻🎶 About the Artist Amateur Ornithologist is Tyneside pop culture obsessive Daniel Clifford. With a brain that stores snippets of old comics, adverts and TV, Daniel channels these into the weird pop music and visuals of Amateur Ornithologist. Amateur Ornithologist has earned comparisons to Django Django, Field Music and Dent May due to melodic instrumentation, lush harmonies and nostalgic vibes. Daniel is neurodivergent, which causes awkward social interactions. He aims to express himself articulately through music and create moments of understanding for people like him. Released by Harbourmaster Recordings on 17/06/22 Written by Daniel Clifford Daniel Clifford – Vocals, Synth Harbourmaster – Guitar, Bass, Drums Madeleine Smyth – Viola Produced, mixed and mastered by Harbourmaster at Harbourmaster Productions, South Shields, 2022. © Daniel Clifford 2022 all rights reserved I Told A Lie is a dreamy (sometimes nightmarish) track teaming lush four-part harmonies and pop sensibilities with an exploration of how mental health crises play out in everyday life. The single marks Amateur Ornithologist’s first collaboration with sound artist and electronic musician Madeleine Smyth, who contributes an anguished viola in the track’s final sections. Red-hot North East producer Harbourmaster (District Attorney) is at the helm once again, but I Told A Lie sees him as equally at-home behind the drum kit. Facebook Twitter Youtube Spotify Bandcamp Instagram
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