“With a name like Darkbird, you sure as Hell better give me some dark, brooding tales of doomed romance with a somewhat hovering scent of black nail polish in the air or, if you must, at least some eyeliner-wearing synths with a minor degree in spooking old folks at the mall”
— Louis Fowler - RED DIRT REPORT
“This band has captivating energy. It’s loud and grabbing, but it’s Kelly Barnes that really holds your attention during the performance. Her connectivity to the lyrics makes it deeply personal. And she performs with a little attitude and a little edge, which fits them very well”
— Matt Jaine - TIP COW
“Darkbird deliver a delicious bass that melts like a dark chocolate over the steaming water of the synths accompanied by gilded guitar as the percussion deepens the resolution and the audience is left in becalmed wonderment”
“The band gave the audience a rousing show that focused attention on the mixed emotions and encompassing vocals of Barnes, a true star in the making. Never did it sound like components were fighting for attention, everything blended smoothly and all members added something refreshing to an inspired, throwback sound”
— Luis Gonzales - MUSIC CONNECTION

4/18/17 - KUTX 98.9 Austin Music Minute featuring Darkbird

1/11/17 - Darkbird to showcase at SXSW 2017 in Austin this March

1/05/17 - Darkbird scores song of the day on KUTX 98.9

9/26/16 - ATypicalSounds reviews Darkbird's Mondo.NYC performance

8/16/16 - Darkbird to showcase at Mondo.NYC in New York

7/24/16 - Darkbird stop in to record at Daytrotter

7/15/16 - Playlistplay review new music video for "All There Is"

7/09/16 - Darkbird interview on 93.7 KLBJ "Local Licks"

7/06/16 - Bucket Full of Nails blog reviews new music video

6/30/16 - Sideonetrackone premiere music video for "All There Is"

6/22/16 - Interview with Playlistplay

5/24/16 - From A Basement in Tulsa - Interview with Darkbird

5/18/16 - Darkbird on WXAV 88.3FM Chicago

5/17/16 - Indie Music Spotlight - Middle Tennessee Music

3/26/16 - KUTX - Austin Music Minute 

2/1/16 - Austin Monthly EP Review 

1.28.16 - From A Basement in Tulsa - Interview with Chris Young

1.15.16 - Red Dirt Report - Album Review "I Can Feel My Fingers Slip"

1.15.16 - Tip Cow "Hotel Vegas - Show Review"

1.9.16 - Emerging Indie Bands "The Best New Bands From Around The World"

1.2.16 - The Deli Magazine - "One Of the Great Releases of 2015"

12.2.15 - "Poison Arrows" gains airplay on 101x Homegrown

12.30.15 - Music Connection - EP Release Show Review at CUC

12.4.15 - On Vinyl Music "Darkbird Exclusive Premiere" 

12.3.15 - Darkbird Perform on FOX 7's "Good Day Austin" 

11.30.15 - Groundsounds Premieres Darkbird's "Fatal Flaw"

11.26.15 - Darkbird interview with The Edge on Air Chicago

11.19.15 - The Revue Features Darkbird's "Poison Arrows"

11.19.15 - Entertainment Rocks Darkbird as #Artistspotlight