Jenna and Luke, the duo behind New Zealand & Australian band Bird Machine, have had music in their lives for a long time. Jenna grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand in a musical family of 8 kids who sang and performed in family shows and tours. Two of Jenna’s siblings even appeared in the 90s show McDonald’s Young Entertainers. Meanwhile, Luke was born and raised in Geelong, Australia and while he was pursuing an Architecture degree, music had always been a part of his life.
When the two met, they instantly knew they wanted to collaborate and together, Bird Machine was born. Taking elements of Rock, Indie, Hip-Hop and Soul, Jenna & Luke blend their unique sound to create something truly special.
Both of the artists lead a dual life of music and other full-time jobs. Jenna works as a freelance graphic designer while Luke works full-time in Architecture, but they are passionate about music, so neither has failed to make time for their craft. It’s clear that Bird Machine is more than just a hobby for them; it’s part of their life.
The newest self-titled EP from Bird Machine is an engaging and atmospheric alt-folk and indie rock record that is sure to captivate any listener. The duo’s trademark eerie vocals are delivered with a tender heart, creating an evocative soundscape that engulfs the listener.
The EP’s five tracks are a collection of good and bad dreams, allowing the listener to explore themes of hope, despair, and longing. The acoustic-driven “Moneyache” is a particular highlight, with its hauntingly beautiful chorus and guitar strings that are sure to give you goosebumps.
Bird Machine’s “Bird Machine” EP is a unique and compelling take. For an album that is just over 20 minutes long, it packs in a lot of emotion and depth. Lovers of indie rock and alt-folk are sure to find something to enjoy on this EP.