Kills Birds

LA-based incendiary rock band Kills Birds are sharing their all-consuming, intense new single 'Glisten’

LA-based rock band Kills Birds are sharing their amazing new single ‘Glisten’, the second offering from their upcoming, second album Married, out via their new label home Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records on 12th November. The new album was recorded at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 by invitation of the man himself, and produced by Yves Rothman.

‘Glisten’ comes complete with a visualiser that pools the emotion and ever-climbing energetic fuzz that echoes the insecurity that comes with expectations in a relationship. The confusion of love is embodied here -- love for others, and love for oneself.


Vocalist Nina Ljeti says of this single,

"This song is about loving the wrong people. It was written after I experienced a profound betrayal, at the hands of a person who was unable to take accountability for their actions. The lyrics in the chorus (why don’t you love me) are directed at the person in question. In retrospect, they're also questions

I need to ask myself."

Guitarist Jacob Loeb adds,

"Glisten was written to kind of feel like water. The chorusing, arpeggiating guitar melodies and the rolling, steadily intensifying rhythm section throughout the verse are meant to kind of create a sensation of floating in a river—like being gently lead by a force of nature that lures you somewhere turbulent and dangerous—the chorus with its angular,sharp and aggressive instrumentation."

This follows the ferocious first single ‘Rabbit’, which is the opening track on Married. A storming and immediate declaration of intent from the LA-based band, a brutal and intense account of an abusive relationship struggling with power dynamics, oscillating between quiet and loud dynamics - both beautiful and aggressive, devastating and cathartic.

Led by LA-based and Canada-raised Nina Ljeti (who The LA Times deemed “L.A.’s most electrifying new rock singer”), rounded out guitarist Jacob Loeb, and bassist Fielder Thomas, they’ve already had support from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, as well as musicians like Kim Gordon, Hayley Williams of Paramore, and Dave Grohl, the latter of which recently invited the band to join Foo Fighters on tour at the end of this year in the US and Mexico. The band have also been confirmed to perform as part of The Great Escape’s First Fifty, the first round of the freshest and most exciting talent across the globe.

The new album Married is out on November 12th via Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records.

Pre-order it here.