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Nightbird

SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW!

 

VINYL RECORD: Finland & Sweden: Levykauppa Äx   Bengans   8Raita

Germany, Austria & Switzerland: Broken Silence

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: Klicktrack/Border   iTunes

 

 
 
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Music video for the single Singing in the rain from the self-titled debut album (released November 20th 2015). 

All Wrong at Galerie Bernsteinzimmer in Nürnberg, Germany, 14.4.2016. Video by Detlef Paulig. 

In my dream at Vastavirta in Tampere, 27.5.2016. Video by Popgunfin.

On my mind at Visby Börs in Visby (Gotland, Sweden), 19.3.2016. Video by Lise Axelson / Ella Music Nation.

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Nightbird is Anna-Stina Jungerstam, a Fenno-swedish singer-songwriter from Ostrobothnia, Finland. Nightbird is not only roots blues that is deep in mud, but also moon gazing guitars, lone nightly bird songs, and the soundtrack for sleepless nights, with influences from old blues pioneers and a blend of American folk and Finnish forest folk music. Nightbird songs are about the passing of time, heartbreak, longing and dreams.

Quotes about Nightbird:

“This is a singer-songwriter with class. I’ve heard only a few voices that can measure up to her. And I’m not just saying this because. There’s something special about her. Everything from the way she plays the guitar, to how she sings. It can be deep and melancholic, happy and dreamy. It’s as if though there lies a magical shimmer over the stage and Nightbird is like a mythical creature, a fairy, sitting on that stage.” Kultursidan.nu

“I rarely come across artists that touch me like this. The first time it happened was when I heard Ane Brun and now it’s happened again. Nightbird is a very exciting musician, who with her beautiful songs and great voice will knock down many.” Katharina Nuttall

 “That’s where I saw Nightbird play who opened up for me that night. Swedish-Finnish female singer-songwriter. Dark, intense, folk-blues songs, occasionally accompanied by her hauntingly beautiful slide guitar playing. One of those slow nights with a small audience, every one of which just sitting there mesmerised, like in a gloomy, oddly misplaced Sunday service.”Mäkkelä

Jungerstam has written songs since her early teens and has since then lived a few years in Sweden where she studied music and was in a bluesy rock band called Mud Walk, which she toured with all over Sweden and as far as the US. After her journey with the band (Mud Walk) ended in 2013, the early fragments of her own solo project were brought back to life and so the new solo project Nightbird was formed. The years 2013-2015 Nightbird toured Finland and Sweden.

Nightbird's self-titled debut solo album was released by Margit Music on November 20th 2015, produced by Katharina Nuttall (Ane Brun, Skriet) and Linus Andersson.

April 2016 saw Nightbird perform her first shows outside of Scandinavia on an intensive eight-date tour of (mostly) Germany together with Finnish-German artist Mäkkelä, with whom Nightbird collaborated on a track called Harbour Town. The duet song was officially released May 13th 2016 as part of a Mäkkelä single. Following the release of Harbour Town, Nightbird toured Sweden and Finland in May into June together with the noir-pop/trash-folk artist Mäkkelä

Nightbird is currently playing live shows and working on new material.

 
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Nightbird travelogue

. . . find more travelogue posts by Nightbird here.

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REVIEWS

Live reviews

Kultursidan.nu: WTM: Nightbird som levande sagoväsen (recension)

Nordbayern.de: Fürther Kultifest sprühte vor Originalität

 

Reviews of the self-titled debut album Nightbird

“The self-titled debut includes both a restless searching and a peaceful atmosphere that makes the world stop for a little while” Gaffa, 5/6

 “(Nightbird) has an evocatively embracing voice that sounds like a mash-up of M. Ward and a lot of Cat Power-diction. I want more!” Värmlands Folkblad, 4/5

“All Wrong is like a little nightmare from a Tom Waits circus. The music has an impressive poise in its low-keyness, especially considering that this is a debut album.” Smålandsposten, 4/5

“Atmospheric and beautiful. The album could possibly be a bit longer, but you can always listen to it one more time, and that’s something you definitely want to do.” Ung Tro, 4/5

"A relatively unestablished artist who’s really confident in her creating. An artist who is original, even if we can sense a little blues, jazz, and yes maybe even sounds that make you think of electronic music, art music and experimental music. A slide guitar emphasizes the blues and takes us back in time, whereas the other sounds take us to the future. Therefore, maybe the etiquette “timeless” is quite suitable." Tidningen Kulturen

 

Interview and album review

“The Vaasa-born Anna-Stina Jungerstam’s solo album has a rare honesty that makes you think of Tom Waits and Johnny Cash among others.” Svenska YLE

“Fills ones ears with perfection and one can understand why the producer Katharina Nuttall, who has previously worked with Ane Brun, took Nightbird under her wings.” Popmani

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