This article was published in 2012.

'Cross Country' is the latest single from The Wind-up Birds, released on 30th April 2012 via the Sturdy Records label.

The lead track is taken from the band's new album 'The Land', an album about Englishness, communication, isolation and community.

The full tracklisting is Cross Country, Past Houses and The Neutral Countries.

The band share a lot in common musically with the likes of Gang of Four and The Wedding Present while the vocal delivery and lyrics are influenced by Mark. E. Smith from the Fall. Hailing from Leeds The Wind-up Birds sound about as Northern as if gets.

The band's debut album 'The Land' is set for release on 14th May.