Wildbirds and Peacedrums with Voices + Choir of Young Believers

The Swedish duo come to London with a 12-strong Scandinavian choir to perform this special programme of brand new tracks

15 May 2010 / 19:30
Bishopsgate Institute


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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.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums interview by Barbican Music

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 Reykjavk Chamber Choir. The results are nothing less than staggering. The choir... [harness] what was already incredibly creative about the duos 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

Read Line of Best Fit's review of Wildbirds and Peacedrums with Voices' song Fight For Me

Wildbirds and Peacedrums - My Heart

Wildbirds and Peacedrums - Tour & Retina EP Trailer

Wildbirds & Peacedrums Tour & Retina EP Trailer from Leaf Label on Vimeo.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bishopsgate Institute and Eat Your Own Ears


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