WOLF PEOPLE

Wolf People’s Joe Hollick & His Art

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As mentioned previously, Wolf People guitarist Joe Hollick is not only a super shredder; he’s also, in a sense, Wolf People’s art director, designing the band’s album art and flyers. For the singles compilation, Tidings, released on Jagjaguwar earlier this year, Hollick made miniature paper models of vintage amplifiers. The authenticity and detail are unbelievable.

For the band’s full-length debut, Steeple, due Oct. 12 on Jagjaguwar (Oct. 11 in the UK), Hollick went a different, more abstract, more experimental route. He worked with glass and acrylics to try and achieve the earthy themes of the record. I’ll let Hollick himself talk about it (below). First, take a gander at the cover above and look close for the little blood orange steeple in there.

From the desk of Joe Hollick, discussing the process and inspiration behind the artwork for Steeple:

“I tried to do something illustrative orginally, but it just wasn’t working, as soon as I try and illustrate something it tends to start looking like a pastiche, as if I’m blatantly trying to attach imagery to the music, forcing it. I don’t class myself as an artist in the slightest so it was quite a push to get things going. I also got really fed up with computers, I like using them for the output stage of things, but for creating in them I find them hard work. Much of my day job involves the damned things, so any chance outside of that to go a bit mad and get my hands dirty is welcomed. I would never ever get a chance to work like this elsewhere so I wanted to try something new.

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Psych-Rock Tour of 2010 Begins Today

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Since the very moment Jagjaguwar brought UK’s Wolf People into the label fold, the tour pairing of Black Mountain and Wolf People was slated as a “Must Happen” on our label dream list. Well, friends of rock, that  wondrous day has come. Today in Oxford, UK, the stoner jam behemoths get together for a 7-date run of all that is right and hirsute and unkept in the rock world. Boogie on.

Fun Fact: Wolf People’s own Joe Hollick created that killer poster featured above. Probably on his coffee break or something. Joe handles all the Wolf People album art. And well, he kind of nails it most every time.

Black Mountain release Wilderness Heart on Sept. 14, and Wolf People release their first proper full-length, Steeple, on Oct. 12.

New Wolf People album out 10/12, listen to first single!

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You’ve already been introduced to Wolf People through Tidings, a collection of singles mostly recorded by frontman Jack Sharp. Now you can ready yourself for their first proper full-length album, Steeple, out on October 12th.

But that was the past, and now I’m getting ahead of myself with the future!

As for the present, you can download the album’s first single, “Tiny Circle” and watch the video below also done by Hollick.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJn9PwTCIQ4

Empty Vessels by Wolf People

All Returns by Wolf People

Tiny Circle by Wolf People

Cotton Strands by Wolf People

All Returns by Wolf People
October Fires by Wolf People
Tiny Circle by Wolf People

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