15 May 2012 | Music & movies
Wolf People, (or the Funky Folksters as I frequently refer to them) came to me via a collection of snippets called ‘Tidings’. I can’t remember what drew me to it in the first place. Possibly the cover, which shows a group of old reel-to-reel tape recorders and amplifiers. Or maybe the fact that it was a vinyl only release. But I knew I liked something about it after just one listen.
It made my first live encounter with them all the more surprising when they were drafted in (because of a last minute cancellation) as support band for label mates Black Mountain. Cue confusion and delight.
It turned out that ‘Tidings’, which had been released on the mighty Jagjaguwar label earlier that year, was a bit like a ‘sampler’ of what was to come. And that came very soon after in the form of ‘Steeple’. A unique blend of funky folk rock that, once you hear it will keep you coming back for more. So it’s great to hear that they’re currently working on a new album.
Get your groove on at www.wolfpeople.co.uk