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The majestic Bowerbirds join Marc from London for their first Riley session. The band comes from North Carolina and plays beautiful American folk music.

The majestic Bowerbirds join us from London for their first Marc Riley session.

The Bowerbirds make up the Ptilonorhynchidea bird family that mainly feed on fruit and insects, build elaborate courtship nests and live in the tropical regions of New Guinea and Northern Australia.... Well that's true, but these particular Bowerbirds are a duo from North Carolina who play beautiful American folk music.

Current album The Clearing was released back in March on Dead Oceans and is the couple's third LP, this one was mainly recorded in Bon Iver's Wisconsin studio with Brian Joseph producing. Their latest material continues to see the pair drawing on their influences in nature, from its power and immensity through to its fallibility, and also their personal relationship that suffered in previous years.

Currently on tour across the UK before returning to America we have been waiting awhile but we are excited and eager to welcome Bowerbirds in session from that there London town.

2 hours

Last on

Mon 7 May 2012 19:00

Music Played

  • Roxy Music

    Love Is the Drug

    • Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life.
    • Eg.
  • Ty Segall & White Fence - I Can't Get Around You

  • Shrag

    Devastating Bones

  • The Kinks

    Wonder Boy

    • The Complete Collection.
    • Castle Communications.
    • 013.
  • Bowerbirds

    Death Wish

  • Vivian Stanshall

    Sir Henry at Rawlinson End part 1 May 11th 1977

  • Here We Go Magic

    Alone But Moving

    • A Different Ship.
    • Secretly Canadian.
    • 004.
  • Wild Beasts

    Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants

    • Limbo, Panto.
    • Domino.
    • 009.
  • Lower Dens

    Alphabet Song

    • Nootropics.
    • Ribbon Music.
    • 001.
  • Butthole Surfers

    Sea Ferring

    • Rembrandt Pussyhorse / Cream Corn from the Socket of Davis.
    • Latino Bugger Veil.
    • 002.
  • Bowerbirds

    Stitch The Hem

  • Laurel Aitken

    Jesse James - John Peel Session 28/04/1980

  • Metronomy


    • Nights Out.
    • Because Music.
    • 005.
  • Fiction


  • Caravan

    Love Song Without Flute

  • Richard James

    You Stop the Rain

    • We Went Riding.
    • Gwymon.
    • 004.
  • Onions

    Louise Louise

    • Pleasure Blast.
  • Scott Walker


    • Scott Walker Sings Jacques Brel.
    • Fontana.
    • 005.
  • The Pre New

    A Song For People Who Hate Themselves

    • Music for People Who Hate Themselves.
    • Pre War Black Ghetto.
  • The Damned

    Smash It Up

    • BIG BEAT.
  • The Nightingales

    Best of British Luck

    • No Love Lost.
    • Cooking Vinyl.
    • 005.
  • Crass

    Bomb - John Peel session 28/03/1979

  • The Strange Boys


  • Soap&Skin

    Voyage Voyage

    • Play It Again Sam.
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain

    You Trip Me Up

    • Rhino.


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