Tequila Mockingbyrd sure know how to have a good time and 2018 has been full of them! Although the summer kicked off to a bumpy start when they had their van trashed in Barcelona and all of their gear stolen, It didn’t take long for things to pick up again when a crowd fund campaign raised over 6k and got the girls back on the road. They toured throughout Europe and the UK where they headlined a run of dates and ended with a typically British Seaside Tour hitting places like Brighton and Skegness. Tequila Mockingbyrd are purveyors of high calibre, exuberant, rock music that is packed with catchy riffs, searing melodies and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
‘Am I a pretty picture to YA YA YOUUU’ snarls Louisa Baker at all the people neck deep in a world of ficklery, shallowness and vanity which of the like can only be found via the dreaded World Wide Web… the songs message is very clear and Louisa means what she sings.. drums please….the song builds momentum…. Josie is absolutely one of, if not the most entertaining drummers currently on the rock scene, and her drums are the dominant force in these songs, partnered with Jacinta on bass they were made to play music together, throw in Louisa’s guitar chops and distinctive vocals and you have a class act with another absolute banger. The chorus In ‘Pretty Picture’ wades in tremendously and the vocal melody throughout the verses are littered with barbs complimented by Louisa’s spiked guitar atrack with the big hook grabbing you in the chorus. The whole song has a great singalong vibe, one you can really let loose to especially live, again more tasteful guitar work from Louisa with that solo and the song rounds off letting you know in no uncertain terms what they think about internet fakery, along with a seriously stylish video the girls have nailed it yet again.
Here’s what the T-Byrds have to say about ‘Pretty Picture’ In a world of social media and tinder, filters and photo editors, and where a swipe to the right can decide your dating destiny let’s just say there seems to be a lot of emphasis on the facade rather than the truth. You can fake a photo and you can fake your words, but why fool people with a facade when you can just embrace being yourself.
Tequila Mockingbyrd are Louisa Baker (vocals, guitar), Jacinta Jaye (bass, backing vocals) and Josie O’Toole (drums, backing vocals)
Last UK Tour of 2018 w/ The Treatment
Cardiff Club For Bach – 21st w/ The Treatment + Airrace
London The Underworld – 22nd w/ The Treatment + Airrace
Norwich The Waterfront – 23rd w/ The Treatment + Airrace
Cambridge The Portland – 24th w/ The Treatment + Airrace
Wolverhampton Slade Rooms – 27th w/ The Treatment + Airrace
Sheffield Corporation– 28th w/ The Treatment + Airrace
Newcastle The Cluny – 29th w/ The Treatment + Airrace
Glasgow Stereo 30th w/ The Treatment + Airrace