Sean Grant & The Wolfgang announce ‘War Machines’ EP for December 8th- Watch new music video + November UK tour Dates‏

November 12, 2014

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New EP War Machines released 8th December via The Shipping Forecast

Watch new music video for title track on YouTube now

Sean Grant & The Wolfgang are set to release their new EP War Machines on December 8th via The Shipping Forecast. Having this year released their debut EP We The Working Class, Sean and his band have delved deep to pick out narratives inspired by the past, yet important to today.

Their music has never felt more biting and vital, with the EP opening with the title track ‘War Machines’ – which is inspired by The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park, who helped decipher Nazi codes during WWII. The effect that these people, including Tommy Flowers who inadvertently invented the world’s first computer, have completely shaped history. Many of these people went generations before telling their loved ones what they did during the war – the secrecy and intrigue of the Codebreakers and the park itself inspired the track and the video, which was filmed at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.

Of the track, Sean said: “I wanted to write about it because these people mattered, they made a huge difference to the world we live in today, it’s on our door step and not everyone knows about it.”

Other tracks on the EP include ‘Fairground Fighter’ – inspired by Sean’s grandmother’s uncle – a photo of whom makes up the EP’s artwork.  The track tackles the effect that war has on the young men who return from it, if indeed they return at all. ‘Freedom of the World’ was written based on a dream Sean had following his interest and research into WWII and is told from the perspective of a soldier, looking up to the sky and asking God why… “the lord was sent here to save me but look at what my lord gave me”.

Closing with ‘Operation Mincemeat’, a song about a fascinating and bizarre plot which proved to be one of the biggest turning points in the war, the War Machines EP is a insightful and thoughtfully executed collection of heartfelt songs.

Sean Grant and the Wolfgang are currently on tour. Catch them at one of the dates below.

November Tour
11th B32, Maastricht, Holland
12th Duffys, Leicester
14th The Garage, London
16th The Fleece, Nottingham
20th The Horn, St Albans
21st The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

EP Track Listing
1. War Machines
2. Fairground Fighter
3. Freedom of the World
4. Operation Mincemeat |

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