Three piece Liverpool band IATM is the creation of Adele Emmas (singer, songwriter) Sian Williams (guitar, harmonies) and Alexis Samata (drums).
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During their 2011 tour, alongside their sold out EP launch, the band have built up a large, loyal fan base in their home town of Liverpool and other areas of the UK. Now set to release their much anticipated second EP ‘Shadows‘ in August 2012. BBCRadio stations including Radio 1′s Rob Da Bank, BBC 6 Music’s Maconie and Radcliffe, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and Dave Monks at BBC Radio Merseyside have all been playing Bird on air for the past year. The band have also had their music featured on Channel 4 and have had various magazine articles published in NYLON magazine, Bido Lito and many more. After being especially selected by the BBC, last year Bird attended a musicians workshop at Abbey road and Maida Vale London where they got the chance to meet the likes of Jo Whiley, Steve Lamaq and Zane Lowe. IATM are set to have a big, long lasting career ahead of them.
Tom Robinson, 6 Music
Peter Guy, Liverpool Echo
BBC Radio Merseyside Session, BBC Liverpool Review
Richard Lewis, Bearded Magazine
Joe Mangone, ManGoneBlog
Andy Von Pip, The Von Pip Musical Express
Nik Glover, The Double Negative