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.