Little Birdy have the number #1 selling Australian album in the country this week with the chart debut of their third creation - CONFETTI.
Public demand for the album meant a number of retailers actually started selling the album over the days prior to its official release date meaning those sales were 'lost' to this week's chart. Even so, CONFETTI still outsold all other local releases and debuted strongly at #6 on the national ARIA chart.
The band were in Bendigo about to take the stage at the final Groovin The Moo festival when they heard the news.
"We're really proud of this album and to see it receive such a positive response from so many people feels wonderful" said the band's singer Katy Steele.
The album has attracted the strongest reviews of Little Birdy's career with four star raves from many critics such as:-
"Little Birdy have created a diverse...brilliant album" . **** J MAG
"Driving energy and soulful melodies...one of Australia's finest pop bands"" - DAILY TELEGRAPH
"and the ARIA goes to... Little Birdy" - MX Magazine
"It's heart-wrenching, soulful... a great exciting album" - ALBUM OF THE MONTH, THE AGE
"This deserves to be huge" - THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
CONFETTI is the third consecutive album to reach the top end of the charts for this band who already have two acclaimed, gold-certified discs already under their wings.
The four Birdys chose to produce CONFETTI themselves. The result is a collection of classic-sounding tracks that sound like Dusty Springfield has been teleported from her Memphis heyday into modern-day Melbourne
and she's brought Burt Bacharach and Midlake along for the ride.
The band only has a handful of gigs left on their current Australian tour. With the majority of shows on this tour selling out in advance it's advisable to get in quickly for these remaining few shows.
"CONFETTI" TOUR DATES:
Special guests Oh Mercy and Felicity Groom
Check out www.littlebirdy.net for all venue and ticketing info.
Friday 22nd May HIFI BAR - Melbourne SOLD OUT!
Saturday 23rd May FERNTREE GULLY HOTEL - Ferntree Gully
Sunday 24th May THE GOV - Adelaide SOLD OUT!
Thursday 28th May SETTLERS TAVERN - Margaret River
Friday 29th May PRINCE OF WALES - Bunbury
Saturday 30th May CAPITOL - Perth www.littlebirdy.net