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The Birthday Massacre / Press

“The band's recurring themes of melancholy, psychosis, mystery and murder are front and center as always, delivered with the same menacing hooks and ironically sweet melodies that ender them to new and old fans alike... but with this project, the scope of these eerie, bittersweet tales is expanded to a massive scale.”

“...sure to have listeners swaying from side to side with their hypnotic ambience and dreamily slow tempos, the melodies oozing their way to the psyche...”

“The Birthday Massacre are unique because they play music that sinks in, almost like pop but is anything but, and while being unmistakable and distinct, still manages to be an unquestionable leader of the genre in the New World.”

“The Birthday Massacre have crafted an astonishing release...an album that will be hard to top and one that many will try to imitate. ”

"Shooting The Birthday Massacre without a photo pit is the messiest gig I’ve shot recently – it was also one of the most enjoyable. Unlike most bands where the lead singer is the clear focal point, nearly every member of The Birthday Massacre is a moving target worth following for an entire show."

Chris Owyoung, Onelouderphoto.com, Apr 2009

"Onstage, cascading synths and storming guitars sketch both soundscapes and landscapes, pixel by pixel. The band holds the appearance of a retro game, haemorrhaging into the 21st Century in an abundance of both colour and darkness. Shadows, blues and indigo all tear at each others throat's in front of entranced eyes, as the silhouettes and lights blink and bleed around the six figures onstage".

Alternative Mag UK, Jan 2008

"After hearing [the Looking Glass EP] I went out and got the rest of the band's releases. The Birthday Massacre is one of those bands that I wish I had known about years ago when they first emerged. I expect great things in the near future".

Revenant Media, May 2008

"Further evolving their skills as musicians and songwriters and continuing to develop their live presence, The Birthday Massacre remains one of today's strongest independent acts."

Regen Magazine, Dec 2007

"...their artistic vision has come to it's fullest fruition yet with new album Walking With Strangers' acute balance of fantastical gloom-mongering and radio friendly accessibility".

Kerrang, Dec 2007