Record of the week is Ruins, the fourth studio album from London’s Wolf People and firmly establishes them as custodians of a very English type of classic rock. Recorded in Devon, the Isle of Wight and London, its over-riding theme is that of nature reclaiming the land. Our very favourite thing about this band is the meeting of the old and the new. In lyrics and tone they are modern men, self-aware and kind; the perfect juxtaposition to the music. The songs have a rich swagger, they are conduits to mystical progressive folk and rock before it became a barren cul de sac for the legions of Saxondale-esque gents.
The tones are valve rich, the solos are soaring, the drumming is jazzy and the vocals are full of ghostly euphoria. Bring on the flutes! A really great band and a really great record.