Terror Bird is the bedroom-based pop project of Nikki Nevver. The project was first conceptualized in 2004 after Nevver moved to Montreal and began writing songs on acoustic guitar and electric piano. The first songs were mainly strange, satirical break up songs with lyrics influenced by early Bowie, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Leonard Cohen. After a short depression, Nevver moved flew back to her hometown, Langley. She moved back in with her mother at the age of 19. To her mother's dismay, she bought an organ and began composing "strange music" (according to one of her neighbors).