The World of Birds at Park Acoustics [Interview]

The World of Birds band

Park Acoustics 1 March 2020

Get your dancing shoes ready!

Park Acoustics and Pringles proudly presents Spoegwolf’s ‘See’ album launch with special guests The World of Birds, December Streets, Janie Bay, James Deacon, Martin Gill and Dsco Cam!

I caught up with The World of Birds to find out what they have planned for this special event:

Since this is our first chat, please give my readers just a bit of background around who you are, where you’re from and how The World of Birds was formed? 

We’re from Cape Town and Durban. We met playing in different bands in Cape Town and on the road. We formed The World Of Birds to be closer to one another for the rest of our lives. 

You’ve opened for a-ha last week. Tell me about the experience and how you got to be part of the lineup. 

The experience was epic. It’s the biggest show we’ve played as a band and all of the thousands of people said nothing but nice things about us. Every single one of them said they really enjoyed our show and that the music reminded each and every one of them of a long trip to the Cederberg with their aunt and uncle. We asked the guy putting the festival on if we could play and then told our parents we were opening for Aha. 

Haha! Amazing! You’ve also released a new single earlier this month. Congrats! Who worked on creating this one and what is it about? 

We did! It’s about Nic’s sister being frightened of travelling abroad and he telling her not to worry. The world is wonderful.

What else are you currently busy with? 

Finishing up our mixtape of the last year’s releases, the final single comes out at the end of the month! Then we’re starting the release of our new album. We’ve recorded and written too much music and we’re tired of sitting on it. So, now it’s just about getting it out as quickly as we can but still giving each single its own limelight. 

Do it! So, now on to Park Acoustics. Is this your first one?

No sir! We’ve been many a time. Nic’s been coming since he was a boy in the band Al Bairre. He has a very special relationship with Pretoria and especially Park Acoustics. He reckons it’s his favourite audience to play to. He’s been coming every year for about 10 years, or I just made that up, but if it’s anything like it was the last time we were there, we’re hella excited. 

The World of Birds band

Awesome! And why should anyone get tickets to this Park Acoustics, specifically? 

The World Of Birds is flying all the way up? Oh but… Spoegwolf album launch! 

Yes! Do you have anything special planned for your set? 

We’ve got some new music we really think is gonna bop. We can’t wait to play it. We’re practising really hard.

Who else on the line up are you most excited to see?

We miss our December Street boys, it’s been a while. So them. 

Lastly, what are your plans for the rest of the year? 

Europe! UK! Australia! Japan! South Africa! Two albums! 

Park Acoustics details
Date: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Venue: Voortrekker Monument, PTA
Entrance: R150 Early Bird (500 Available), R170 Online , R190 at the gate
(Free for children under the age of 6, R15 per vehicle at entrance of nature reserve.)

Photos: Bradley Vermaak

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