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Wildbirds & Peacedrums Bandstand Busk
Published 1 April 2009 by BWL

On 1st March this year, Wildbirds & Peacedrums played a three song set for Bandstand Busking in London. The videos are up and you can see them below. All of the tracks are taken from forthcoming album The Snake, out 13th April.

'There Is No Light':


'My Heart'

Eardrum Gig In London Tomorrow
Published 2 April 2009 by BWL

Former Leaf artists Eardrum play a rare show in London tomorrow at Vibe Bar. Details can be seen on the flyer below.

Office playlist April 09
Published 9 April 2009 by BWL

Spring is almost here: the daffodils are out, tulips are starting to appear. It'll be all bluebells round here soon. And we're mostly listening to The Carpenters. Over and over again.

The Carpenters - Superstar
Captain Beefheart - Doc At The Radar Station
The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale
Zukanican - Stumbling Block
various - Shaolin Soul Vol 1
George Jones - The Grand Tour
Benjamin Wetherill & The Trumpets Of Death - demo CD
various - Dirty French Psychedelics
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter
Janelle Monáe - Metropolis: The Chase Suite
Buraka Som Sistema - Black Diamond
James Brown - The Payback
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
Miles Davis Quintet - Double Image
various - The Bristol Sessions: Historic Recordings From Bristol, Tennessee

Spotify office playlist
Published 10 April 2009 by TM

if you're interested, follow this Spotify link to hear some of the stuff we've been listening to. Only stuff that's actually on Spotify, of course. Enjoy!

Drummers Needed!
Published 17 April 2009 by BWL

We announced yesterday that Wildbirds & Peacedrums have a very special show in London on Friday 5th June in which the Swedish duo expand their line up to a one-off twenty piece drumming ensemble.

There are still places available for any interested percussive types. If you are interested please contact

fuseleeds09 Starts This Week
Published 21 April 2009 by BWL

fuseleeds09 is nearly upon us which is very exciting. The festival, set in Leaf's hometown of Leeds, UK, features our artists Colleen, Efterklang, A Hawk And A Hacksaw and Nancy Elizabeth.

The festival kicks off with bell peals composed by Cécile Schott and Gavin Bryars at noon at Leeds Parish Church on Saturday 25 April. Efterklang and the Britten Sinfonia's' performance of 'Parades follows that evening. More information can be found in our original news story. or by clicking on the link below.

Nancy Elizabeth Session On BBC Radio 1 This Week
Published 21 April 2009 by BWL

Nancy Elizabeth has recorded a session for Rob Da Bank's BBC Radio 1 show as part of the 'Campfire Special' also featuring Mumford & Sons, James Yuill, and Blue Roses. The programme airs this Monday 27 April from 2-4am (BST) and can be streamed for a week after the broadcast. More details will appear here:

Nancy has just been confirmed for Roskilde festival and before then, you can see Nancy play at fuseleeds09 with labelmates A Hawk And A Hacksaw and in London. Here are all the dates:

Sat 2 May 2009 fuseleeds09, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, UK
Sun 17 May 2009 Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
Tue 26 May 2009 The Luminaire, London, UK
Fri 19 Jun 2009 Kuiperfest, Calaceite, SPAIN
Sat 4 Jul 2009 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, DENMARK

Fair Trade For Music?
Published 30 April 2009 by TM

Interesting article (and user comments) from The Guardian here, about the issues of artists being fairly remunerated for their work in an age of 'free' downloads. Nice to see the media taking a non-judgemental, pro-music creator stance for once.

I do genuinely believe that most music fans want to do the right thing and commit to the music they love. Maybe this is a way forward.

FWIW, we as a label have been trying to negotiate with the likes of and Youtube for what seems like years (and probably is). While there is no evidence yet that advertising-funded models like Spotify are anywhere near providing a realistic source of income for labels and artists alike, they should certainly be encouraged in their attempts.