wildbirds and peacedrums are charismatic singer mariam wallentin and drummer andreas werliin. together the swedish duo have forged an extraordinary hybrid of spiritual pop, primal blues and ecstatic soul music. seesawing between pagan rhythms and sparse, bewitching ballads, their self-produced debut is a declaration of intent: immediate, exhilarating, and just plain new. mariam's uninhibited, skin-prickling vocal expressions invoke vintage blues performers like bessie smith through to the spookily evocative folk singing of mary margaret o'hara. with a fiery passion all her own that encompasses moods from the heavy spiritual lament of 'i can't tell in his eyes' to the raw gospel exclamation of 'bird' with just pulsing bass drums accompanying mariam's ululations, to the rock and roll handclaps, crash, bang and wallop crescendo of 'doubt / hope', she is a mercurial talent with a breathtaking emotional depth. after hand-sewing fabric covers for two limited edition cdrs, the duo recorded their debut album 'heartcore' in gothenberg in the summer of 2006.
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