For the benefit of new readers (who missed out on the every-other-post Wildbirds & Peacedrums-fest of the Spring), I perhaps feel I should establish my love for Wildbirds & Peacedrums. For old readers, there’s no harm in reinforcing my love for them into your memory.
I can’t even remember how I came across Wildbirds & Peacedrums. I think it was probably the way I used to find out about most bands, by simply seeing what gigs are on in London. The first mention of them in my blog was January 17th. I was being weird (pfft!) and comparing gigs to animals but, as per usual, had veered off course and was also comparing them to trees. I noted Wildbirds & Peacedrums were playing and said I saw some Youtubes of them. The next posts are deliberating whether I should see Wildbirds or Horse Feathers on March 2nd. Then… it begins. I post the My Heart video. I choose Wildbirds. Then I saw them Bandstand Busking, then there was The Social show. Oh, that show. It blew my mind… and set off literally dozens of excitable posts about how much I love that band.
I’ve seen them nine times this year and they remain one of the bands that I hold closest to my heart. They’re truly exciting and I really think that whatever they do next will be stunning. A friend pointed out this video, it’s an hour long Swedish documentary featuring lots of live footage. I also recommend this video of when they played with a drum circle in London back in June.
Watching videos of them is reminding me what an absolutely stunning, incredible, amazing live band they are. Their music is so free and has so much spirit and soul. Mariam is a brilliant vocalist, and Andreas’ rhythms are hypnotic. There’s no band like them. Don’t ever pass up the chance to see them live.
If you search ‘Wildbirds’ you can go through and see all the millions of mentions they’ve had in my blog. They are such a special band. I also did a nice interview with Mariam a while back; she gave really great answers. Listen to The Snake and see them when you can. They’re amazing, I miss them.