Wildbirds & Peacedrums return in May with a very special European tour and Retina, the first of two vinyl only EPs. The Gothenburg-based duo will be accompanied by a handpicked 12-strong Swedish choir on the cluster of dates, which begins at the Pavement-curated ATP on Friday 14 May.
The release date for Retina has been put back to May 24 due to production problems, but it will be worth the wait – the 5-track EP will be pressed on white vinyl and housed in a stunning black and silver sleeve. The Leaf Label are confident that the band will have copies of the EP to sell at the shows, and they will make them available to purchase through their shop as soon as they can.
Here’s a short taster of what to expect from the upcoming shows and EP, compiled from live footage from the recording in Iceland this January:
Leaf are offering a free download of ‘Fight For Me’ from Retina to subscribers to the Leaf mailing list. Find out more by signing up or logging in here:
You can also hear ‘Fight For Me’ on the band’s myspace:
The second EP, Iris, will follow on June 21, and both EPs will be compiled as an album, entitled Rivers, to be released on August 23 on CD and download.
Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Voices:
Friday 14 May – ATP Festival, Minehead, UK
Saturday 15 May – Bishopsgate Institute, London, UK (with Choir Of Young Believers)
Sunday 16 May – Café De La Danse, Paris, France
Monday 17 May – Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland
Wednesday 19 May – Babel, Malmö, Sweden
Thursday 20 May – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday 21 May – Blå, Oslo, Norway
Saturday 22 May – Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Sunday 23 May – Pusterviksteatern, Gothenburg, Sweden