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- Mark Hamilton of Woodpigeon chats with Marc Rileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015s51b.jpg2013-04-01T14:53:00ZMark Hamilton of Canadian group Woodpigeon is in the studio to chat with Marc.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/ccd6a4cf-84a0-4c6b-81fa-497b69c20941?clipfocus=p015s5f3Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 9 mins
Mark Hamilton of Woodpigeon chats with Marc Riley
- Woodpigeon - Interview with Marc Rileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9h5v.jpg2011-07-05T18:00:00ZAll the way from Calgary, Mark Hamilton from Woodpigeon talks to Marc about his plans for future releases and introduces Scottish band Eagle Owl.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/ccd6a4cf-84a0-4c6b-81fa-497b69c20941?clipfocus=p00hvq7mSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 12 mins
Woodpigeon - Interview with Marc Riley
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Woodpigeon are an indie pop collective originally founded in Calgary, Alberta, led by and performing the songs of Mark Andrew Hamilton. To date, Woodpigeon have released six studio albums, and a number of EPs to critical acclaim, and Hamilton has worked with over 70 collaborators both on record and in live performance. Live, Woodpigeon is often a solo project incorporating loops and layered vocals.
When asked about the band's name, Hamilton explains: "I've always been in love with the word Woodpigeon for as long as I can remember. When you write it in cursive, it looks like a rollercoaster".
The band's sound has been compared to Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, Camera Obscura, Simon & Garfunkel, and Belle & Sebastian, amongst others. Band leader Mark Hamilton's main lyrical influence is The Kinks.