Perth rockers Birds Of Tokyo made their US TV debut last night (April 8) when they performed breakthrough hit “Lanterns” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The irresistible, sing-a-long anthem was the most-played song on Australian radio in 2013 and is starting to catch fire here — recently climbing into the top 20 on adult alternative radio.
No doubt, the five-piece will gain further momentum after their Kimmel performance. The band was typically tight, while frontman Ian Kenny delivered a fine vocal (and looked unusually dapper doing it). “Lanterns” is being released on a similarly titled EP in the US. No word yet when (of if) its parent LP March Fires is due stateside. Watch Birds Of Tokyo in action up top.
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