Wildbirds & Peacedrums go large

Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 13:17 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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Wildbirds & Peacedrums are good enough on their own. They’ve given me two of my favourite albums of the past couple of years, with their raw and exciting music, stripped down to the awesome core of drums and voice. But even although they’ve always thrown the odd exotic instrument into the mix, they’re now expanding [...]

Heart beat

Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 22:53 | Category : Remixes
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It shouldn’t work. What’s best about Wildbirds & Peacedrums is the sheer raw energy of Mariam’s vocals and Andreas’ mad drumming. You shouldn’t mess with that should you? But seems like someone has. The real drumming has been stripped right out, to be replaced by some thumping electronic beats and synth stabs. But despite the [...]

Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Snake + instore gig

Thursday, 9 April 2009, 21:17 | Category : Live music, Reviews
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A recent review in the Observer described Wildbirds & Peacedrums as “on their way to becoming the White Stripes in reverse”. It’s one of these comments that might make you think “oh yeah…” before passing on without thinking. But what does that mean? The guitar and drums roles are reversed? In reality, the Swedish husband-wife [...]

Seven Songs: Wildbirds & Peacedrums

Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 22:40 | Category : Seven Songs, Video
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Last year Wildbirds & Peacedrums released the awesome Heartcore. Less than a year later, the good folks at Leaf Records will be presenting us with The Snake, another impressive piece of primal percussion-and-voice goodness from the Swedish couple. It’s an excellent record and I’ll be reviewing it nearer the release date. So this is a [...]