Wildbirds & Peacedrums – The Offbeat (The Leaf Label)



Great to hear back from this Swedish duo after four years (they’ve been busy, just not as Wildbirds & Peacedrums).

Soulful, primal, visceral – one drumbeat and one voice (some layers of both, and a few bleeps later). There’s also cowbell involved.

I’m listening to it just now and imagining Nina Simone hooking up with early LCD Soundsystem.

Punk funk stripped back to the bone, a meditation on the beat (sexual desire comes into it), dredging this from the deepest core.

In a word. Thrilling.

From the upcoming new album Rhythm, due out on Leaf in November. I can't wait.

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