BELONGING

Debut album OUT on 12″ vinyl on 24 June 2022 & digitally on 2 September 2022
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Short Biography

Leading with heartbreaking delicacy and a clear sense of artistic intention, Dorothy Bird’s songs express complex emotions and ideas, soothing the soul and welcoming a moment of calm and freedom from the chaos of the world. Presenting engaging, atmospheric soundscapes, alongside beautifully pure vocals that softly and melodically whisper poetic references on life, Dorothy‘s authentic songwriting fuses different worlds and mixes the acoustic with layers of electronica and her trademark synth sounds.

Already compared to Björk, Kate Bush and Thom Yorke, Dorothy Bird’s sound is unique and “characteristically individual” – Neil March, Fresh on the Net. With ringing endorsements from BBC Introducing, Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net & BBC6music Mixtape and Mersey Radio, the Berlin and Liverpool-based art-pop singer-songwriter released two solo EPs.

Dorothy Bird’s debut album ‘BELONGING’ has been released on a 12“ gatefold vinyl on Merseyside’s (UK) most eclectic record label, Klee, on the 24th of June 2022. The digital release of ‘BELONGING’ is on the 2nd of September 2022.

Already compared to Björk, Kate Bush and Thom Yorke, Dorothy Bird’s sound is unique and “characteristically individual” – Neil March, Fresh on the Net. With ringing endorsements from BBC Introducing, Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net & BBC6music Mixtape and Mersey Radio, the Berlin and Liverpool based art-pop singer-songwriter released two solo EPs.

Dorothy Bird’s debut album ‘BELONGING’ will be released on a 12“ gatefold vinyl on Merseyside’s (UK) most eclectic record label, Klee, on the 24th of June 2022.

Full Biography

Leading with heartbreaking delicacy and a clear sense of artistic intention, Dorothy Bird’s songs express complex emotions and ideas, soothing the soul and welcoming a moment of calm and freedom from the chaos of the world.

Presenting engaging, atmospheric soundscapes, alongside beautifully pure vocals that softly and melodically whisper poetic references on life, Dorothy‘s authentic songwriting fuses different worlds and mixes the acoustic with layers of electronica and her trademark synth sounds.

With ringing endorsements from BBC Introducing, Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net and BBC6music Mixtape, Mersey Radio and a plethora of tastemaking magazines both in England and her native Germany, Dorothy Bird’s music “gets under the skin” – Liverpool Sound & Vision.

Having grown up between Berlin and Sofia, the influence of European choirs and cultures shines brightly. Her quiet confidence exudes identity and depth. To then study Music at Bremen at Hochschule für Künste (University of Arts Bremen), the natural next steps were to fully immerse herself in a life of performing and composing. In her life and musical career, Dorothy Bird has been influenced by a wide variety of genres and artists. From avant-garde, art pop, classical, and electronica, via Nina Simone and Goldfrapp to Bulgarian folklore, the studied jazz musician was also inspired by the texts of Maya Angelou, Blake, Heraklit, Fontane and Rilke.

Already compared to Björk, Kate Bush and Thom Yorke, Dorothy Bird’s sound is unique and “characteristically individual” – Neil March, Fresh on the Net. The Berlin and Liverpool-based art-pop singer-songwriter has recently released her debut solo album ‘Belonging’ on a 12″ vinyl in a gatefold sleeve in June 2022 and digitally in September 2022. Her well-received album ‘Belonging’ dives into personal development and wills a world to appear, combining acoustic strings and guitars with synths, piano, electric guitar and drum machines, amidst layers of electronica and art-pop experimentation. Two solo EPs have also emerged, not least of all ‚Out of the Dark‘ – a fine example of the heartfelt nature and unwavering realness of her artistry.

Seamlessly blending art-pop sensibilities with a unique manner of sound design, Dorothy‘s live performances are as impactful as her studio recordings. She‘s graced the stage at multiple international music and art festivals, including two shows at Liverpool‘s Threshold Festival, plus performances at Wintergarten and Chamaleon in Berlin, and the Music Room of the Liverpool Philharmonic. Understanding her audience and consistently pouring only the most intimate ideas and feelings into deeply atmospheric ambiences has become second nature.

Dorothy currently writes solo music, alongside writing and recording for the music collective Skylon and composing stage music for interdisciplinary theatre and contemporary circus projects, such as 7 Women Company and Kathrings. No day is wasted, and this experience, dedication and longevity shine beautifully throughout her work.

Releases To Date

‘Belonging’ // Album 24th June 2022
‘Kaleidoscope’ // Single 2021
‘Forgot’ // Single 2019
‘Under Water’ // Single 2019
‘Out of the Dark’ // EP 2018
‘Flowers’ // Single 2017
‘Falling Awake’ // EP 2015

Releases Stage Music

‘Wabi~Sabi’ – Dorothy Bird meets Circus Sonnenstich // LP 2018

Line Up

Julia Fiebelkorn aka Dorothy Bird
– singer, composer, synths, production

plays in various formations solo, in a duo with guitar, in a trio with guitar and drums and/or plus string section:
Jon Lawton (UK) – guitar, production
Ryan Mallows (UK) – drums, drum machine
Natasha Jaffe (DE) – cello
Amy Chalmers (UK) – violin

Press

Interviews

With Matthew Jacobson / Explore Liverpool
With Matt Jacobson / Explore Liverpool (on the release of the debut album)
With Steve Kinrade / Liverpool Noise
With Del Osei-Owusu / Fresh on the Net

Reviews

Her voice shimmers and soars above her music, a music by way of some alchemical process connects to the heart and releases evocations of memory that then confront you… So powerful, so dignified, so pure. – Pennyblackmusic

“sounds magnificent“ – Dave Monks BBC Introducing

“this is haunting“… piano, deep bass… the vocal. Oh, this is beautiful.“ – Del Osei-Owusu, Fresh on the Net

“An engaging, outstanding debut album” – Liverpool Sound & Vision

“characteristically individual…lovingly arranged” – Neil March, Fresh on the Net

“a wonderful single…gets under the skin” – Liverpool Sound & Vision about the single ‘Under Water’

“It is certainly also both epic and cinematic. Gorgeous too.” – Trust The Doc, Neil March

“Aided by a beautifully haunting arrangement, Forgot is the guardian of the soul, one that never neglects to remind us of who we are.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision about the single ‘Forgot’

EN: “playful layers of sound on top of each other. Wonderful”
DE: ”Ihr Sound poppig, mit dieser nordischen Attitüde, verspielte Klangschichten aufeinander zu häufen. Wundervoll.” – Inforadio/RBB