Friday, 30 July 2010

Wolf People release Steeple LP in October



Our pals the WOLF PEOPLE , featured in BoB#74, will release their first album proper on October 11on Jagjaguwar.

 From Jagjaguwar's press release:

"Steeple represents the emergence of a fully fledged band from the fragmented, haunted bedroom meanderings of their Tidings singles compilation, released earlier this year. Recorded in a converted chicken barn on the grounds of a 17th century Welsh mansion, Steeple takes on a heavier sound while maintaining the arabesque electric guitars, groove-laden drums and ethereal vocals that characterised its predecessor.

Cheerfully aware of the English rock band cliché of 'getting it together in the country,' the quartet did it anyway, inspired by the rural isolation of West Wales to conjure shifting rhythms, entrancing folksong and smoke-fogged, riff-stoked jams. From the stuttered, flute-led earworm hook of 'Tiny Circle' to the churning, twisted ball of metal that is 'One By One From Dorney Reach,' Steeple sounds as massive as the setting in which it was laid to tape and is full of the nuggets that many a rock fan spend lifetimes among crates in search of.

And in true Wolf People fashion, the video accompaniment for ‘Tiny Circle’ brilliantly confuses the viewer/listener as to what era this art is coming to them from.


Steeple captures a band in metamorphosis, bridging frontman Jack Sharp's earlier solo efforts and the speaker-shearing attack developed in concert over the past four years. Now an accomplished live unit, Wolf People have shared stages with the likes of The Besnard Lakes, Dinosaur Jr, Dungen, Endless Boogie, Lightning Dust and Tinariwen.

Proud of their heritage, both musical and cultural, Wolf People's vision faithfully reflects the myriad environments the group's members move between — the British countryside and various urban centres (Bedford, London and North Yorkshire) — while offering a universally appreciable set of songs for this age or any other.

 Wolf People will embark on a UK headline tour in October, dates to follow. In the meantime festival goers can catch them at Green Man and End Of The Road this summer."

They also play the Tapestry Club in Euston on Friday 27th August.