LISTEN // Hear Wolf People’s “When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate” From New 12″, Start North American Tour

UK group Wolf People start their first ever North American tour tomorrow night in Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory! In celebration, the band shares a track off the new “When The Fire Is Dead In The Grate” 12″ which will be released on December 3rd, 2013. Listen to the track ABOVE or here on YouTube. The 12″ includes two brand new tracks recorded at their small practice space and two tracks from their April 2013 release, Fain.

Click read more for some backstory on the band and the full list of tour dates including a string of concerts with label mates Unknown Mortal Orchestra

On the band, The Guardian writes, “In today’s world, the musical past is all around us, constantly, and Wolf People sound like they’re rolling around ecstatically in lots of its most interesting bits”. Read The Guardian’s full feature on the band, HERE.

Wolf People are a truly authentic British rock band with their members hailing from Bedford, and North Yorkshire and their latest album Fain was recorded in an isolated house in the Yorkshire Dales. This plays well into their classic rock and psychedelic sound, adding more authenticity to their style even though they may have not actually lived through the era themselves.

On the band’s influences, lead singer Jack Sharp says,

I’d had a copy of Pentangle’s first album for years, which I’d picked up for sampling, and one day it just clicked. I realised my mum used to sing Let No Man Steal Your Thyme to me when I was a kid, so there was already a deep emotional connection. That was a gateway drug to folk for me. I started listening to Anne Briggs, Shirley Collins, the Young Tradition. What draws me to traditional music is that the songs are there to do a job, to tell a story, to make work easier. There’s no pomposity or celebrity or ego


10/11 | Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory
10/12 | Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb
10/13 | New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

10/14 | Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall %
10/15 | Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile End %
10/16 | Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace %
10/17 | Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge %
10/18 | Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups %
10/19 | Pittsburgh, PA – Altar %

10/20 | Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
10/21 | Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

11/22 | Leuven, BE – Stuk
11/23 | Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
12/01 | Camber Sands, UK – ATP End of an Era
12/05 | London, UK – Netil House
12/06 | Bergen, NO – Garage
12/07 | Oslo, NO – Osly Pyche Fest at Revolver

% – with Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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