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, Found You Recordings,
Website Official website
Members Mariam Wallentin
Andreas Werliin

Wildbirds & Peacedrums is a Swedish duo, Mariam Wallentin and husband Andreas Werliin.[1][2]


The band formed in 2007 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Their music primarily consists of drums, percussion and vocals, with Wallentin also playing the string instrument the cittre, pump-organs and steel-pan on some songs.

The band released their first album Heartcore in 2008, originally through Swedish label Found You Recordings, and later licensed to The Leaf Label for the rest of the world. That year, they were awarded the Årets Jazz i Sverige (Swedish Jazz Act of the Year), which funded the recording of their second album, The Snake, released in 2009.

The band received critical acclaim for their first album,[citation needed] and in the summer of 2008 they undertook their first US tour and performed at several European festivals. They also supported other artists including Deerhoof, Efterklang, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Lykke Li and St. Vincent.

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

In 2015, their song "Peeling Off the Layers" from the Rivers album was used as the title music for the Sky Atlantic TV series Fortitude.




  • 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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