Wildbirds & Peacedrums

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Wildbirds & Peacedrums
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Wildbirds & Peacedrums performing in 2008
Background information
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Experimental
Years active 2007–present
Labels The Leaf Label, Caprice
Website Official website
Members Mariam Wallentin
Andreas Werliin

Wildbirds & Peacedrums is a Swedish experimental band consisting of two members, Mariam Wallentin and her husband Andreas Werliin.[1][2]


The band formed in 2007 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Their music mostly consists of only drums, various percussions and vocals. Mariam Wallentin has also played the string instrument the cittre,and has used pump-organs and the steel-pan.

The band released their first album Heartcore in 2008, and were awarded with Årets Jazz i Sverige, Swedish Jazz Act of the Year, which gave them finances for the recording of their second album, The Snake, which came out in 2009.

The band got critical acclaim after their first album, and in the summer of 2008 they had their first US tour and played at several festivals in Europe. They have also been support for acts such as Deerhoof, Efterklang, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Lykke Li and St. Vincent.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums proceeded to release two vinyl EPs: Retina (released May 24) and Iris (released June 21), which were released on August 23, 2010 as an album entitled Rivers.[3]




  • My Heart (2009)
  • Retina (2010)
  • Iris (2010)


  • Årets Svensk Jazz (2007)


  1. ^ Clarke, Mia (5 May 2009). "The Snake". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Wildbirds & Peacedrums biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  3. ^ "The Leaf Label: RIVERS". Theleaflabel.com. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rhythm - Wildbirds & Peacedrums". Wildbirds & Peacedrums. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 

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