Andrew Bird: Nervous Tic
On the highly melodic and sadly beautiful track, ‘A Nervous Tic Motion of The Head To The Left’, Andrew Bird reminds me of a number of gifted performers, Rufus Wainwright, Hawksley Workman, and Jeff Buckley, to list the more prominent - even Jens Lekman, whose eclectic music and sense of melody are similar. This song will worm it’s ‘twitchy’ way into your welcoming head, dressed in Bird’s engaging vocal, his amazing whistling, and a classy string section, you won’t be able to resist the melody. If it hasn’t arrested you after one listen, try a few more and the sirens will be wailing.
Alan Williamson *Sixeyes