Wolf People announce New 12″ When the Fire is Dead in the Grate on Jagjaguwar
Start Debut US Tour and Announce End of Year UK and European dates
Wolf People have announced their brand new limited vinyl 12″, When the Fire is Dead in the Grate for 2nd December. The release includes two brand new tracks – ‘Become the Ground’ and ‘All Returns Part II’ alongside, ‘When The Fire Is Dead in the Grate’ and ‘All Returns’ which have become huge fan favourites since the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Fain’ earlier this year.
‘Become the Ground’ is a slight departure for Wolf People, featuring a much more acoustic, almost traditional folk-esque backing with the most prominent feature of a female vocalist to date. It is a thing of beauty, showcasing Jack Sharp’s knack for writing the most beguiling of melodies. ‘All Returns Part II’ was written at the same time as the ‘Fain’ album and originally intended as the full length version of the original.
Says Jack Sharp, “All Returns Part II” and “Become the Ground” were recorded in our tiny cold rehearsal studio soon after work on Fain was complete. Where the music on Fain tended to be about detail and carefully worked out arrangements, we decided to go the other way with these and just play a rough arrangement to see what stuck. The results are a bit more free than previous Wolf People outings. “All Returns” was always played in it’s full incarnation when we wrote it, but the extrapolations never made it in the final cut. It takes a rough form that we never talked about.
“Become the Ground” was a song sketched out a few years ago and recorded in it’s infancy for Steeple. The added instrumental middle section was quite carefully planned but we just kept the tape running for the ending. This is almost what we sound like when no-one else is listening.”
Stream ‘When the Fire is Dead in the Grate’ here:
The band are about to embark on their first ever set of US dates, opening for label mates Unknown Mortal Orchestra as well as playing a few of their own headline shows along the way.
They have also confirmed European shows for the end of the year, including a performance at Netil House in London for the final night of ATP’s Take Over and will play the at the last ever ATP Festival the previous weekend.
11-Oct – NY, Brooklyn – The Knitting Factory
12-Oct – PA, Philadelphia – Ortlieb
13-Oct – NY, New York – Mercury Lounge
14-Oct – MA, Boston – Brighton Music Hall
15-Oct – QC, Montreal – Cabaret Mile End
16-Oct – ON, Toronto – Lee’s Palace
17-Oct – MI, Detroit – Magic Stick Lounge
18-Oct – OH, Columbus – Ace of Cups
19-Oct – PA, Pittsburgh – Altar
20-Oct – IN, Bloomington – The Bishop
21-Oct – IL, Chicago – Lincoln Hall
22-Nov – BE, Leuven – Stuk
23-Nov – NL, Haarlem – Patronaat
01-Dec – UK, Camber Sands – ATP End of an Era
05-Dec – UK, London – Netil House
06-Dec – NO, Bergen – Garage
07-Dec – NO, Oslo – Osly Pyche Fest at Revolver
Praise for ‘Fain’:
“[Wolf People] via blasts of fuzz guitar, sweaty funk blues drumming, pastoral melody and a folklorist’s sense of storytelling, are on a mission to evoke a magical – and often brutal – rural England that is under-represented in modern songwriting” -The Guardian
“Just enough Sabbath-styled hard riffing to appeal to even the basest rock fan. “**** -Mojo
“A spidery tangle of rural mores and garage grooves”
“Wolf People triumph..” NME
“A stirring, quietly formidable achievement” Prog Magazine
“An ability to create a totally convincing alternative universe via beautifully crafted lyrics; British folk-informed compositions; the freely breathing, tight-but-loose execution that accepts few extra ingredients to the sound of a superbly tuned-in band playing together in a room.”
-The Line Of Best Fit