Thursday, 4 April 2013

Wolf People - All Returns

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It's a very English brand of psychedelia that Wolf People create. Maybe this is in part due to recording their new album 'Fain' (out April 29th) in a remote location in the Yorkshire Dales and soaking up some of local environment. New single 'All Returns' absorbs much music from Britain's past, not least the layer of traditional folk that lies hidden beneath this song, you'd probably need a sonar scanner to pick it out it out in its entirety. There's also the unmistakable outline of prog appearing from time to time, like a ghostly apparition from the past. Really the simplest way to stick a tag on this song to go plain and simple: psychedelia.

'All Returns' carries all the idiosyncrasies of the weird and wonderful artists of this country's past: The Incredible String band; Soft Machine; Syd Barrett; Fort Lauderdale; even The Coral when they were starting out. They make this sound their own though and are not frightened to use lead guitar throughout, something that has remained deeply uncool for some time but carries the song here. Whether they fit in with the current crop of UK psych bands (The Horrors, TOY, Temples) we'll find out when the album arrives. If they continue to forge ahead down this particular route instead, well we'll be more than happy with that.

Wolf People's website

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Catch them live:

10th April 2013 – Sebright Arms, London SOLD OUT
9th May 2013 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
10th May 2013 – Manchester Sound Control
11th May 2013 – Bristol The Exchange
12th May 2013 – Brighton Blind Tiger
16th May 2013 – Leeds Holy Trinity Church
17th May 2013 – Newcastle Think Tank
18th May 2013 – Glasgow Stag and Dagger Festival
19th May 2013 – Cambridge Portland Arms
24th May 2013 – Zurich Kinski Club
25th May 2013 – Brussels VK
27th May 2013 – Cologne Gebaude 9
28th May 2013 – Berlin White Trash
29th May 2013 – Hamburg Molotow
30th May 2013 – Nijmegen Doornroosje
31st May 2013 – Amsterdam Paradiso
1st June 2013 – Antwerp Trix
6th June 2013 – London Hoxton Bar & Grill
5th July 2013 – Hop Farm Festival, Kent
27th July 2013 – Cloudspotting Festival, Slaidburn nr Clitheroe

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