The Dove and The Wolf Announce Signing to Fat Possum Records and release debut EP I Don’t Know What To Feel in March

January 29, 2017

CJ Harvey


The Dove & The Wolf

Announce Signing To Fat Possum Records

I Don’t Know What To Feel EP out 24 March
NPR Music Premieres Video for “Seven Days

Touring with Jens Lekman This Spring

UK/Ireland Dates:
28 March: Dublin, IE – Whelans
29 March: London, UK – Oval Space
30 March: Leeds, UK – Brundenell Social Club
31 March: Manchester, UK – Band on the Wall
1 April: Glasgow, UK – St. Lukes Church
(full tour dates below)
Philadelphia-based French duo The Dove & The Wolf announce that they have signed to Fat Possum Records. They will re-release the 2016 EP I Don’t Know What To Feel in March, which will also be made available on vinyl for the first time, with two new, unreleased tracks.  The Dove & The Wolf are the joint songwriting team of Paloma Gil and Lou Hayat, who have been playing together for more than ten years. Written as a response to the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, I Don’t Know What To Feel was recorded and produced by Dave Hartley (The War On Drugs, Nightlands) and Nick Krill (The Spinto Band, Teen Men), at Dave’s studio in Fishtown, Philadelphia in March 2016.
The band will tour with Jens Lekman across the States and Europe starting next month, with additional touring to be announced later this year. They’ll head to the UK on 29 March for a show at London’s Oval Space, with shows in Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow.

The video for the first single, “Seven Days“(directed by Eliu Cornielle and featuring the dancer Jasmine Mendoza) was premiered via NPR who described the track as; “shimmering, beautiful and languorous.” The song focuses on the seven days following the Bataclan attacks in Paris. The band told NPR; “We were in Paris during the attacks of Nov. 13 and what really touched us was seeing how the city and Parisians reacted to it. Paris is such a big and bustling city, it’s busy and noisy and people are always in a hurry. The days, even weeks, after the attacks, people were quiet, took the time to look at each other on the street, to be nice to strangers, to hug. We were all mourning together and it felt more human than ever.”

The band said of the video: “At first we were very hesitant about shooting a video for ‘Seven Days’ because of the subject matter and how close to our heart it is. We didn’t want images to distract from the content. But then we thought of Jasmine, who is an amazing dancer and who uses improvisation in her work. The idea of a body expressing the emotion we describe in the song felt right. We had no words for what happened and we still don’t, and Jasmine knew exactly how to interpret and transcribe our song into movements.”

After spending twelve months across 2014-2015 touring with musicians like Rachael Yamagata, Butch Walker and Hemming, The Dove and The Wolf had no intention of slowing down. They returned to Paris in September 2015, assuming they would return shortly to the States. Lou says; “We had just started working on our first album in LA when our one-year visas expired. Our lawyer told us it would probably take a month, maybe a month and a half to get back.” It took five.

They didn’t question whether they would get the visas back and return to America but, as Paloma points out, after two months not hearing anything they began to get nervous; “and then the attacks happened.”

Lou continued; “In the weeks after, nothing made sense anymore. We were so lost. Thank God we were still in Paris. It was important to be there in those weeks.”

When they returned to Philadelphia, they put a band together with drummer Craig Hendrix (Japanese Breakfast, Auctioneer, Jesse Hale Moore, Birdie Busch) and bass player Andy Black (Laser Background). They tracked the songs live with their new band members and Jesse Hale Moore on keys.

Track List:

1) Are You Thinking of Me
2) Green & Yellow
3) The Smell of Us
4) Seven Days
5) I Don’t Know What To Feel
6) Motion Sickness
7) Across The Atlantic

Full Tour Dates with Jens Lekman:

23 Feb: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
24 Feb: Austin, TX – The Mohawk
25 Feb: Dallas, TX – Club Dada
27 Feb: Los Angeles, CA – Teregram Ballroom
28 Feb: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
1 March: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
28 March: Dublin, IE – Whelans
29 March: London, UK – Oval Space
30 March: Leeds, UK – Brundenell Social Club
31 March: Manchester, UK – Band on the Wall
1 April: Glasgow, UK – St. Lukes Church

3 April: Stockholm, SE – Vasateatern
4 April: Uppsala, SE – Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
5 April: Malmo, SE – KB
6 April: Copenhagen, DE – Studie 2
7 April: Orebro, SE – Orebro Concert Hall
8 April: Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
9 April: Oslo, NO – John Dee

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