Published 4 August 2014 by DM
Wildbirds & Peacedrums return with their first new material in four years; lean, hungry and defiant. New album Rhythm is the fierce, singular vision of husband and wife duo Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin. Stripping back the layers, they’ve captured an unblinking directness and taut muscularity honed from years of intense live shows.
It’s appropriate that 'The Offbeat' is the first track to be released from Rhythm. There is power and confidence in its minimal execution; a simple statement of intent. The provocative video, edited by Jacek Zmarz, fuses the primal elements of rhythm and desire inherent in the song. Watch on Youtube or Vimeo.
‘The Offbeat’ is released today, and is available to download for free.
Wildbirds & Peacedrums’ first European tour since 2011 starts at the beginning of November. These are the confirmed dates, with more to follow.
Tue 4 Nov - Kägelbanan, Stockholm, SWEDEN
Thu 6 Nov - Pustervik , Göteborg , SWEDEN
Sat 8 Nov - Kampnagel, Hamburg, GERMANY
Sun 9 Nov - Grüner Salon, Berlin, GERMANY
Fri 14 Nov - Village Underground, London, UK
Mon 17 Nov - l'Espace, Paris, FRANCE
Tue 18 Nov - Le Ciel, Grenoble, FRANCE
Wed 19 Nov - Biko, Milano, ITALY
Thu 20 Nov - Südpol, Luzern, SWITZERLAND
Fri 21 Nov - Saint Ghetto Festival, Dampfzentrale, Bern, SWITZERLAND
The Leaf Label's Office Radio
Published 20 August 2014 by DM
ATTENTION! We're changing how the office playlist works. Instead of a separate monthly playlist we're starting a rolling Spotify playlist (or 'The Leaf Label's Office Radio' if you will). Go here and hit Follow to keep abreast of what's floating our musical boat.
We're starting with a special summer treat: more than three hours of magic, the best things we've been listening to in the last couple of months. It goes a little something like this:
- Polar Bear - Mercury Prize, tour & 6 Music mix
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Rhythm album stream
- Matthew Bourne at Leeds International Film Festival
- Melt Yourself Down - That's Life mixtape
- Jamie Cullum champions Polar Bear
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Keep Some Hope
- Polar Bear with Jin Jin - Cuckoo
- Polar Bear announce special one-off London show in October
- Jherek Bischoff - Kickstarter campaign
- Watch: Polar Bear live video
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