Birdengine was the musical project of Lawry Joseph Tilbury, whose unique music has been described by The Independent as 'beautiful, backwards weirdness' and by WARP Records as 'an unknown supernatural force'.

Having released two EPs of early experimental work on Scottish label Benbecula Records in 2005, described by Stylus Magazine as, 'the first relevant work of freak folktronica', he then went on to produce the mini-album 'I Fed Thee Rabbit Water' (Drift Records 2007) described by The Independent as 'a 25 minute pastoral masterpiece'. The release of 'The Crooked Mile' in 2011 saw Birdengine record his first full length album, UNCUT said 'it whirls like a waltz for the dead - the results are unmistakable and unsettling

Lyrically, Tilbury's imagery engages with the idea of not quite belonging to society and the senses of alienation that accompany feeling as though you are an outsider. Live, he accompanies his unique voice with purposefully plucked nylon guitar, record crackle, loops and noise. Sometimes playing solo and other times with collaborators. Birdengine has been privileged to play all over Europe alongside many incredible artists. He has also played the magnificent Green Man Festival, End Of The Road and Glastonbury.

' unknown supernatural force.'


' visiting a museum of curiosities.......the songs are full of rustic-mythic weirdness...'

The Independent

'nervy pastoral loneliness'

Word Magazine

'Both unnerving and intriguing in equal measures.'

Maverick Magazine

'sort of creepy lo-fi, folky weirdness'


'...magically creepy and sparsely epic, capturing the imagination...'

Americana UK



backround image by sebastian edge


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