Out Now on CD, LP and Digital
Release Date: 3rd November 2014
Wildbirds & Peacedrums return with their first record in four years; lean, hungry and defiant. In stripping back they have discovered an unblinking directness, a taut muscularity honed from years of intensive live performance. Wildbirds & Peacedrums have turned the screw.
While the drums and vocal template is timeless in itself and central to the band’s vision, Wildbirds have started to take their cues from tropicalia, punk and notably from contemporary R&B. This is particularly evident in the economical drive of opening one-two ‘Ghosts & Pains’ and ‘The Offbeat’, and the neo-gospel of ‘Soft Wind, Soft Death’. The latter marks Rhythm’s centrepiece, the moment the tension releases. The vocals no longer going blow for blow with the drums, instead rising above, moving over the clatter in waves, finding peace in a space of their own.
Wildbirds & Peacedrums will tour Europe in November, including London’s Village Underground on the 14th (their first UK show in four years).
“Animalistic intensity… Fantastic” 5/5 The Guardian
“Beautifully imaginative… magnificent” 8.3 Pitchfork
“Seriously stripped-down and unexpectedly intoxicating” The Observer
“They just about trump White Stripes for stripped-down raw power” Music Week
“Great natural pop” NME
“Hauntingly intense” Q
“At times it’s hard to believe the majesty and racket is the work of but two musicians, such is the impact they have… incredible” Drowned in Sound
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