Wildbirds & Peacedrums Play UK Shows and Reschedule European Tour
Published 12 May 2010 by BWL

Wildbirds & Peacedrums play two very special shows in the UK this weekend, at the Pavement-curated ATP on Friday, followed by Bishopsgate Institute in London on Saturday. The duo will be joined by a 12-strong Swedish choir for the shows, in which they will premiere songs from their forthcoming album, Rivers.

The remainder of their European tour has been rescheduled to October to coincide with the release of the new album. Tickets for the rearranged shows remain valid. The band have also announced three new shows, in France and Norway. All the new dates can be seen below.

Rivers compiles the 10 tracks from two limited edition vinyl only EPs which are released in May and June. The first, Retina, is out on May 24 and should be on sale at the UK gigs. You can pre-order both Retina and its partner, Iris (June 21), from our store now.


Friday 14 May - All Tomorrow's Parties, Minehead, UK
Saturday 15 May - Bishopsgate Institute, London, UK

Saturday 12 June - Les 3 Elephants Festival, Laval, France
Sunday 4 July - Les Eurockéennes Festival, Belfort, France
Wednesday 8 September - Numusic Festival, Stavanger, Norway

Saturday 2 October - Blå, Oslo, Norway
Monday 4 October - Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday 5 October - Stenhammarsalen , Göteborg, Sweden
Wednesday 6 October - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
Sunday 10 October - Dampfzentrale, Bern, Sweden
Monday 11 October - Café De La Danse, Paris, France
Thursday 14 October - Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wildbirds & Peacedrums Unveil New Video
Published 13 May 2010 by BWL

Wildbirds & Peacedrums have unleashed the video for 'Bleed Like There Was No Other Flood', the opening track from the forthcoming Retina EP (out May 24), and it's a cracker! The video is directed by fellow Swede Patrik Instedt and follows the theme of water central to Retina and its cousin, Iris, which is released in June. Much of the footage was filmed in Iceland, where both EPs were recorded, pre-volcanoes!

Win Tickets To See Oh No Ono In London Next Monday!
Published 14 May 2010 by BWL

Oh No Ono headline at The Luminaire in London on Monday night (with support from their Danish compatriots Thulebasen) and we have a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader! We are not even going to pose a stupid question, all you need to do is email us with your name and contact number here. Simples. **COMPETITION NOW CLOSED**

The Danish band's Internet Warrior EP is available to download from Monday too. Order it here.

If you can't make that show, you can see the band's full listings on our live page. Over and out.

Polar Bear's Seb Rochford In Session On Late Junction
Published 19 May 2010 by BWL

Polar Bear's Seb Rochford has recorded a session for BBC Radio 3's Late Junction show with Chartwell Dutiro (mbira/vocals), Leo Abrahams (guitar) and rapper/vocalist Jyager. The session is part of a series of collaborations commissioned by Late Junction, which previously paired up Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Micachu.

The recordings will be broadcast tomorrow (Thursday 20 May) from 11.15pm. As per usual, the programme will be on the iPlayer for a week. Find out more here.

The session will also be available in the form of a podcast from here.

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