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
• CONFIRM Appearance at HOP FARM Festival
• Listen to Wolf People in Session with Marc Riley 
 New Album, Fain released 29th April and UK dates
 
WATCH 'All Returns' 
via Youtube
via VEVO
 
WOLF PEOPLE have confirmed  they will be playing Hop Farm Festival  on 5th July.
 
Full UK Dates for the band are: 
10-Apr UK London Seabright Arms
03-May UK Liverpool Sound City Sound City
09-May UK Birmingham Hare & Hounds 2
10-May UK Manchester Sound Control
11-May UK Bristol The Exchange
12-May UK Brighton Blind Tiger
16-May UK Leeds Holy Trinity Church
17-May UK Newcastle Think Tank
18-May UK Glasgow Stag and Dagger
Festival
19-May UK Cambridge Portlands Arms
03-Jun UK London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
05-Jul UK Kent Hop Farm 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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