Birds That Change Colour — On Recording Birds



March 30, 2014

Working hard at the moment. Release show and following tour soon to be announced.
Hope to see you in summer!

November 5, 2013

We’re a bit quit at the moment. But that’s not because we are up in the trees but because we are working on our new album at the moment: “on recording birds”


August 30, 2011

We recently got a very nice cover and interview in ZONE 02 (and soon also in ZONE 03)

you can check it out here (part 1)  and here (part 2)

August 27, 2011

“Tenzij u ten tijde van The Madcap Laughs nog met Syd Barrett aan lsd-tripjes zat te likken op een Londense zolderkamer, is deze Birds-ervaring er een zoals u die nog nooit meemaakte.”

Concertreview in “de Morgen”

April 29, 2011

On Recording The Sun, their debut album to be released this very week by Munich Records!!! The cd will be for sale on the 9th of May. (Vinyl soon to follow.) Birds will celebrate this most joyhippiedoodahful event on the beautiful first of May with a live show at De Monty in Antwerp. They’ll perform the songs from their new cut album with befriended musicians as Micky Peeters, Bjorn Erikkson, Piet Stryckers and Patrick Denecker. A true psychfolkfest on Beltane… Come Off!

Tour dates

January 15, 2015

Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen, NL

May 21, 2016

La Truite d’argent Trio (Kohlbacher-Sijmons-Verhelst)

May 29, 2016

Secret Places Maastricht Solo

November 9, 2016

Living Concerts, Solo

November 13, 2016

Zeezicht Antwerpen, trio met Naomi Sijmons en Peter Verhelst

November 19, 2016

‘Made in Belgium’ Gebouw T Bergen op Zoom (NL), Trio met Naomi Sijmons en Peter Verhelst

June 2, 2017

Novonov, Antwerpen

August 4, 2017

Rimpelrock Duisburg, Tervuren

August 12, 2017

La Truite Magique

November 4, 2017

MOD, Hasselt

November 18, 2017

Autumn Falls, Pand A in Kortrijk

December 7, 2017

Cambrinus, Hasselt

December 15, 2017

Birds-Duo met Peter Verhelst Bar Bakeliet, Antwerpen

January 14, 2018

Zeezicht, Antwerpen

January 18, 2018

Birds-Duo: Vrij België, Antwerpen

January 23, 2018

Birds-Duo: Simone’s Kitchen Antwerpen

“Een hypnotising trip through moving folk,
gentle psychpop and magical experiments.”
— De Morgen —

“The Belgian Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young”
— —

“No Less than magnificant!”
— Het Laatste Nieuws —

“Nothing but praise.
Songs sounding like Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and Neil Young. ”
— Gazet van Antwerpen —


In 2011 Birds That Change Colour stopped being Antwerp’s best kept secret when they published their suprising debut album “On Recording The Sun” (Munich Records). This ‘little masterpiece’ (de Morgen 2011) harbours some captivating songs whose mesmerizing undertow might just lure you back to the late sixties.

In August 2014 their long-awaited second album On Recording Birds will come out on Waste My Records. For this album Birds retreated into the forests of The Ardennes to make outdoor recordings.

On this wonderful collection of new original songs Birds play with the hands of time deep in the woods, where the roots of American and British music magically intertwine.

On Recording Birds will be an album to cherish like a warm spring day in the middleof a long and dreary autumn.

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