This was the first preview single from English Indie Rock band The Maccabees' third album, Given To The Wild. It was first played on November 15, 2011 on BBC Radio 1 by Zane Lowe and released on January 1, 2012.
The lyrics appear to have nothing whatsoever to do with big-billed water birds. Its subject matter of innocence, nostalgia and parenthood are themes that run throughout the album.
The song was used for the preview montage of the BBC 2 show Top Gear's 19th season on January 27, 2013.
This won UK Single Song Release Of The Year at the 2013 Music Producers Guild Awards.
This won the award for Best Contemporary Song at the 2013 Ivor Novello Awards.