Wildbirds & Peacedrums @ CarréRotondes, 15 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.“Rhythm“ is the work of husband and wife duo Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin. It is their unflinching vision. Written, recorded and produced by the pair in their Stockholm studio. There is an unshakeable confidence in its execution, which could only be achieved by working in this way. “Sound-wise we wanted it to feel like a live experience,” Andreas explains. “Almost every song is one take. We recorded standing in the same room, no screens or isolation, looking each other in the eyes.”

Over the course of three acclaimed albums – Heartcore (2008), The Snake (2009) and Rivers (2010) – WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS have established themselves as a powerful, single-minded proposition. In the time between the Rivers and Rhythm, Mariam and Andreas have been involved in an impressive range of projects and collaborations. Wallentin released her first solo album as Mariam The Believer and starred in Ben Frost’s celebrated Wasp Factory opera. Werliin has been working as a producer and performing with Fire! and the Swedish Grammy-winning Tonbruket. It is this relentless creativity that drives WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS, the desire to push themselves is evident in everything they do. Source: