If you ask me, nothing is more important than a band that knows what they’re doing and delivers on that. And you can bet that newcomers Din of Celestial Birds delivers on what they promise: beautiful, elegant and explosive instrumental post rock. You know, the kind that makes you lay back and close your eyes as you feel like your spirit is being ascended? Yeah, the best kind.
Following a really cool and acclaimed debut EP, the band is know ready to present their first full outing with The Night is For Dreamers, led by its first single “Downpour”, which we’re very happy to premiere for everyone!
I first found out about Din of Celestial Birds when they were announced for this year’s ArcTanGent Festival – a monumental gathering for fans of all types of out-there music. Their lineups always feature some up and coming artists that you may not know of yet, so I checked most of these year’s offerings and this English five-piece instantly caught my attention.
The EP was already a beyond solid introduction to their music, and if “Downpour” is any indication, we’re looking at a band that could be on the frontline of the post rock scene in record time. Featuring ethereal, spacey ambience and killer riffs alike, “Downpour” is everything fans of genre giants like God Is An Astronaut and Maybeshewill could ask for. It’s loud and heavy, calm and graceful – it’s post rock in its purest and finest form. It feels like a natural evolution for their music, and made really look forward to what can certainly be one of 2023’s best post rock albums.
Their full debut album The Night is For Dreamers will be available on August 11th through A Cheery Wave Records. You can preorder it through their Bandcamp and keep them on your radar by following them on Instagram and Facebook. This release is just ahead of biggest show to date at ArcTanGent, and as one of the lucky fellows to be attending, you can be sure I’ll be frontline on that stage having a great time with these guys and earning the bragging rights to claim ‘I saw Din of Celestial Birds before they were huge, you know‘!