The Bird and the Submarine - EP

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Michael Reilly Like rock solid, energetic and joyous instrumentals? If so, then let your ears be treated by these high impact melodies, beautifully brought out with skilled craft and musicianship. Simply too many great moments on this EP for it to be missed - a real keeper. Favorite track: The Bird and the Submarine.
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The Bird and the Submarine is the sophomore release from the ambient rock musical project: leaving richmond. The music is comprised of emotional, eclectic, instrumental rock tracks each led by guitars and synths, underscored by electronic grooves.

Some good words:

"The trouble with instrumental groups, especially modern ones, is that the music can just be plain dull. Impressive and "experimental" maybe, but essentially pretty boring. There are of course notable exceptions and you can definitely add Los Angeles duo Leaving Richmond to that list. When you read the phrase "ambient, atmospheric rock" you instantly begin to think of post-rock soundscapes, slow-building tracks and songs that will generally take about a dozen listens before they can be full appreciated. This is not the case with 'The Bird And The Submarine', and EP which, although devoid of lyrics, is high on both the tune and accessibility front.

It proves, as does the EP in general, that you don't need singing to create bundles of melody and a song that instantly connects."

KevW The Sound of Confusion music blog. (

"Although my default setting is music with words and vocals, I have been accidentally listening to a lot of purely instrumental stuff recently. Some of it has been ambient, glassy and serene, some of it has been deep, dark and oceanic but The Bird and the Submarine is different.

I can’t tell you how exciting this stuff is.

This EP is stunning and if you don’t buy it, play it loud and feel the bliss it brings, then you’re going to get left behind.

You want to be leaving with them. Now."

William Henry Prince, Music Writer

"I'll only really prep you with this: these guys make amazing ambient/atmospheric rock, and it's downright addicting. Being a lyrics addict, it's very rare for me to fall for a band like this, but I have. So come on - fall deeper with me!"

Janelle Hawke, Music Writer

"It’s got the familiarity of modern rock, the infectious energy of good pop, and all the hooks it needs to reel you in. Keep an ear open for leaving richmond."

John Shanahan of The Hypnagogue, Music Review (


released April 12, 2012

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leaving richmond is ambient, electronic, instrumental music.

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