Moody Monday #7 | Shining Bird – Rivermouth

On a Monday, I need something relaxed. Something to ease me into the week. That’s what #MoodyMonday is all about. A song to listen to that will keep you chilled as a crispy cucumber.

This week, after a long hiatus, I went searching for that perfect song to play on a Monday morning and I came across this.

Shining Bird sound like Australia. Residing on the NSW south coast, in a place called Austinmer. No idea? Me either.

Somewhere between Bulli and Thirroul…


This song sounds like a lazy day relaxing on a beach, or a jetty, or a rock pool, or somewhere related to water. The laconic guitar, the swelling strings and the embracingly warm bass vocal of Dane Taylor give this song a summer ambience, despite being recorded in the Blue Mountains.

It reminds me of songs of my youth. A distinctly warm Australian accent, a single guitar and warm backing. It’s a delight for the senses.

All of a sudden, Monday isn’t so bad.

8 years ago

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