Birds in Row is a hardcore punk band formed in Laval, France in 2009. The band's earliest releases include 2009's Rise of the phoenix and 2010's Cottbus, two EPs released through Vitriol Records. They signed to Deathwish Inc. in 2011 and released their debut album You, Me & the Violence in 2012. Two of the members formed Birds in Row one week after their previous band split up, and recorded their first song one week after that. The group chose the name because birds are able to fly around freely, however, "they very often decide to fly as a group or land on wires in a row.