Swedish duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums (The Leaf Label) conjure up future/primitive soul music in which ecstatic blues-y vocals and loose-limbed percussion combine intuitively. Their songs range from bewitching ballads to freeform rituals and they come with a reputation for scene-stealing live shows.
Last year they assembled an impromptu drum circle to perform from The Coronet floor. This time they come to London with a 12-strong Scandinavian choir to perform this special programme of brand new tracks. With the assistance of arranger Hildur Gudnadottir and musicians from the Bedroom Community label, Wildbirds' sound has now morphed into something altogether more ethereal, with Mariam's gorgeous vocals backed by spectral choral harmonies, steel pan drums and deft, articulate percussion.
'Add[ing] a further dimension to their sonic pallet with the addition of the 12-piece Schola Cantorum Reykjavík Chamber Choir. The results are nothing less than staggering. The choir... [harness] what was already incredibly creative about the duo’s intuitive mix of vocals/drums and complementing perfectly without sounding bombastic or out of place.' Line of Best Fit website on Wildbirds and Peacedrums with Voices new song Fight For Me