Les Big Byrd

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Psych-leaning indie act Les Big Byrd was formed in Stockholm, Sweden around 2011 by Joakim Åhlund and Frans Johansson. Two stalwarts of the Swedish underground music scene, Åhlund was formerly of garage-flavored act the Caesars and also worked with the more electronic project Teddybears. Johansson had been part of Fireside, a rock band signed for a time to Def American. After the dissolution of both of their bands, the two came together over a love of experimental rock sounds, forming Les Big Byrd with former Fireside drummer Nino Keller and keyboardist Konie. The band, made up of music heads and studio engineers, began jamming and cultivating ideas, eventually releasing single Zig-Smile to moderate buzz. A chance encounter at a record store between the Les Big Byrd folks and a visiting Anton Newcombe (on tour with Brian Jonestown Massacre) resulted in a lengthy conversation about music, which eventually led to Newcombe inviting the band to his Berlin studios for a few days of jamming. The recordings resulted in the band's 2014 debut album They Worshipped Cats. A vinyl-only companion piece, the Back to Bagarmossen 10", was released around the same time.
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Les Big Byrd Discography Tracks

Albums

Les Big Byrd - They Worshipped Cats album art Les Big Byrd They Worshipped Cats (Album) A Records (4) Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
TRETTIOFYRA Les Big Byrd - Live På Skå Festplats 17:e Juli 2015 album art Les Big Byrd Live På Skå Festplats 17:e Juli 2015(Cass, Album, Ltd) Ljudkassett! TRETTIOFYRA Sweden 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DOL 192 Les Big Byrd - Tell Me / Rabbit Punch / Vapour R.I.P. album art Big Bird* Tell Me / Rabbit Punch / Vapour R.I.P.(7", Single, Ltd) Dolores Recordings DOL 192 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
BL001 Les Big Byrd - Annabelle album art Big Byrd* Annabelle(7", Tra) Birdleg Records BL001 Sweden 2008 Sell This Version
Les Big Byrd - Zig-Smile album art Les Big Byrd Zig-Smile (Single) Les Big Byrd Sweden 2011 Sell This Version
NOVO035 Les Big Byrd - Back To Bagarmossen / Ideal Plane album art Paper (2) / Les Big Byrd Paper (2) / Les Big Byrd - Back To Bagarmossen / Ideal Plane(7") Novoton NOVO035 Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
Les Big Byrd - They Worshipped Cats/Indus Waves album art Les Big Byrd They Worshipped Cats/Indus Waves (Single) Höga Nord Rekords Sweden 2013 Sell This Version
PNKSLM004 Les Big Byrd - Back To Bagarmossen album art Les Big Byrd Back To Bagarmossen(10", Num, Cle) PNKSLM PNKSLM004 UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Les Big Byrd - Les Big Byrd album art Les Big Byrd Les Big Byrd(7") Not On Label none Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
Les Big Byrd - Liquid Sky EP album art Les Big Byrd Liquid Sky EP (EP) Höga Nord Rekords Sweden 2015 Sell This Version
Les Big Byrd - Stockholm Death Star album art Les Big Byrd Stockholm Death Star (EP) A Records (4) UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
Les Big Byrd -  Two Man Gang  album art Les Big Byrd Two Man Gang PNKSLM Sweden 2017 Sell This Version
Les Big Byrd - A Little More Numb/I Live In The Springtime album art Les Big Byrd A Little More Numb/I Live In The Springtime (Single) PNKSLM Sweden 2018 Sell This Version