Born in Austin, circa 2014, Darkbird was the brainchild of Kelly Barnes (vocals) and Brian Cole (guitarist). Since it’s inception, the band has been official SXSW artists 3 yrs running, toured nationally and internationally, and have built a large, loyal fanbase here in Austin.
Compared to the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, and The Killers, Darkbird brings energy to the stage as well as emotion. The bands’ intention is to stimulate the heart and mind, as well as the ears.
Currently, they are constructing their next album, due this fall. Until then, catch Darkbird in Austin while you can.