Fain
Release Date: 29th April 2013 
Label: Jagjaguwar
Formats: LP/CD/DL
 
Tracklisting: 
01) Empty Vessels
02) All Returns
03) When the Fire is Dead in the Grate
04) Athol
05) Hesperus
06) Answer
07) Thief
08) NRR
 
 
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CONTACT:
Nita Keeler 
nita@goldstarpr.com
+44 (0)1600 892 690
WOLF PEOPLE
• STREAM New Album, Fain released 29th April 
CONFIRM BEACONS and CLOUDSPOTTING Festivals
 
 
"An ability to create a totally convincing alternative universe via beautifully crafted lyrics; British folk-informed compositions; the freely breathing, tight-but-loose execution that accepts few extra ingredients to the sound of a superbly tuned-in band playing together in a room" The Line Of Best Fit 
 
 
WATCH 'All Returns' 
via Youtube
via VEVO
 
"A stirring, quietly formidable achievement" Prog

" [they] have just enough Sabbath-styled hard riffing to appeal to even the basest rock fan. " Mojo

"a spidery tangle of rural mores and garage grooves" Uncut
 
WOLF PEOPLE have confirmed Cloudspotting and Beacons Festivals this summer.  
 
Full UK Dates for the band are: 
03-May Liverpool Sound City Sound City
09-May Birmingham Hare & Hounds 2
10-May Manchester Sound Control
11-May Bristol The Exchange
12-May Brighton Blind Tiger
16-May Leeds Holy Trinity Church
17-May Newcastle Think Tank
18-May Glasgow Stag and Dagger
Festival
19-May Cambridge Portlands Arms
03-Jun London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
05-Jul Kent Hop Farm Festival
27-Jul Slaidburn, Lancashire Cloudspotting
Stephen Park
18-Aug Skipton Beacons Festival
 
 
 
 
Wolf People:  L-R: Tom Watt (drums), Jack Sharp (vocals/guitar)Joe Hollick (guitar), moody), Dan Davies (bass, vocals)
Recorded in a beautiful and isolated house in the Yorkshire Dales, Fain is the sound of a band at the peak of their creative powers.  It’s an honest and natural album that allows its stories, melodies, themes and structures to breathe. The album draws on more traditional English and Scottish folk melodies than anything they’ve done before, but not straying from the drop-out fuzz-rock route they’ve made their own. The influences are vast – British rock bands like Groundhogs, Dark, Mighty Baby and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac are evident in the swirling and distorted guitars throughout Fain, along with the 60s revival folk of Fairport Convention, Nic Jones, and Trees.  Additionally they have looked towards Scandinavian’s rich psychedelic tradition both new and old – you can hear the likes of Mecki Mark Men, Mikael Ramel and contemporaries Dungen.  You can even hear the band’s teenage forays into Hip-Hop in the drums of ‘Thief’ and ‘Athol’.
 
It rained constantly throughout the recording process and the house was so packed with gear and recording equipment the band were forced to sleep in tents and caravans parked outside.  Whilst performing, they could look out into the vast countryside and catch sight of buzzards, hares, curlews and hundreds upon hundreds of crows and gulls. The fire burned permanently, overnight and throughout the day. A serene experience that informs every track on the album.
 
It was mixed and finished in the equally rainy London, with additional performances from Olivia Chaney on piano and backing vocals, plus Nic Kearey and Rachel Davies of Stick in the Wheel and Various (XL).  Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes) recorded backing vocals in Vancouver remotely for ‘All Returns’.
 
As evidenced by the first single "All Returns," Fain is more lyrically focused than anything they've previously recorded. The song tells the story of a dream Jack Sharp (guitars/vocals) had during which an acquaintance had looked into his eyes and seen into his soul whilst calmly describing his faults and inner demons, a truly cathartic experience.  However, says Sharp, his life is largely “too banal” for material and he largely draws upon snapshots of history to furnish him with the ideas for lyrics. 
 
Thief” is taken from various stories of highwaymen that had been made famous by broadsheet ballads and plays – the likes of Charles Peace, William Nevison, Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard. He delivers this story in first person, almost as if he is playing the part of a complete degenerate with little or no conscience or morals.  As Sharp says, “It’s like a form of tourism. You can visit but not live in the mind of an appalling human being.”
 
Praise for Steeple:
"All hail the new kings of English psyche-folk." - CLASSIC ROCK 

"Time-travelling young people channel the sounds of a 1973 biker blues festival." - THE SUNDAY TIMES

"The UK's answer to Black Mountain." - UNCUT

"The spirit of the early '70s British biker festival revived." - MOJO 

"Old-school prog inflected with enough vintage folk and rock to keep it cool." - GRAZIA 

"Deftly weaving a path around such heavyweight markers as Cream, Pentangle, Fairport Convention and Can, Wolf People both pay respect to their English folk heritage and underline their riff-stacked, contemporary affiliations." - TIME OUT

"A UK version of White Denim." -NME 

"Intelligent but wholly naturalistic psych rock that touches upon similar territory to The Heads, Diagonal and even Circulus." -METAL HAMMER
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