Wolf People announce new album and single and UK dates
March 9, 2013
NEW ALBUM ‘FAIN’ OUT 29 APRIL 2013 ON JAGJAGUWAR
SINGLE ‘ALL RETURNS’ OUT 15 APRIL 2103
PRE-RELEASE UK SHOWS ANNOUNCED
“All hail the new kings of English psyche-folk.” – CLASSIC ROCK
“Time-travelling young people channel the sounds of a 1973 biker blues festival.” – THE SUNDAY TIMES
“The UK’s answer to Black Mountain.” – UNCUT
“The spirit of the early ’70s British biker festival revived.” – MOJO
“Old-school prog inflected with enough vintage folk and rock to keep it cool.” – GRAZIA
“Deftly weaving a path around such heavyweight markers as Cream, Pentangle, Fairport Convention and Can, Wolf People both pay respect to their English folk heritage and underline their riff-stacked, contemporary affiliations.” – TIME OUT
“A UK version of White Denim.” -NME
“Intelligent but wholly naturalistic psych rock that touches upon similar territory to The Heads, Diagonal and even Circulus.” -METAL HAMMER
Wolf People their new album ‘Fain‘ will be released on 29th April 2013 on Jagjaguwar, preceded by single ‘All Returns‘ on. 15th April.
Recorded in a beautiful and isolated house in the Yorkshire Dales, ‘Fain’ is the sound of a band at the peak of their creative powers. It’s an honest and natural album that allows its stories, its melodies, its themes and structures to breathe. The album draws on more traditional English and Scottish folk melodies than anything they’ve done before, but not straying from the drop-out fuzz-rock route they’ve made their own, the influences are vast – British rock bands like Groundhogs, Dark, Mighty Baby and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac are evident in the swirling and distorted guitars throughout Fain, along with the 60s revival folk of Fairport Convention, Nic Jones, and Trees. Additionally they have looked towards Scandinavian’s rich psychedelic tradition both new and old – you can hear the likes of Mecki Mark Men, Mikael Ramel and contemporaries Dungen. You can even hear the band’s teenage forays into Hip-Hop in the drums of ‘Thief’ and ‘Athol’.
It rained constantly throughout the recording process and the house was so packed with gear and recording equipment the band were forced to sleep in tents and caravans parked outside. Whilst performing, they could look out into the vast countryside and catch sight of buzzards, hares, curlews and hundreds upon hundreds of crows and gulls. The fire was on permanently, overnight and throughout the day. A serene experience that informs every track on the album. It was mixed and finished in the equally rainy London, with additional performances from Olivia Chaney on piano and backing vocals, plus Nic Kearey and Rachel Davies of Stick in the Wheel and Various (XL). Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes) recorded backing vocals in Vancouver remotely for All Returns.
Wolf People have announced a string of UK shows, including a London show before album release:
28 MARCH – BEDFORD, ESQUIRES
29 MARCH – PRESTON, THE CONTINENTAL
30 MARCH – SHEFFIELD, DETESTIVAL AT QUEEN’S SOCIAL CLUB