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"Steeple" is the first album proper from Wolf People and represents the emergence of a fully fledged band from the fragmented, haunted bedroom meanderings of their Tidings singles compilation, released earlier this year. Recorded in a converted chicken barn on the grounds of a 17th century Welsh mansion, "Steeple" takes on a heavier sound while maintaining the arabesque electric guitars, groove-laden drums and ethereal vocals that characterized its predecessor.
"Steeple" captures a band in metamorphosis, bridging frontman Jack Sharp's earlier solo efforts and the speaker-shearing attack developed in concert over the past four years. Now an accomplished live unit, the quartet have shared stages with the likes of The Besnard Lakes, Dinosaur Jr, Dungen, Endless Boogie, Lightning Dust and Tinariwen.
While the bulk of recording took place in Wales, the remainder was undertaken during post-day job, late night sessions in Sharp's bedroom studio. The results are both more coherent and nuanced than previous outings, with Sharp's keen ear for a tune complemented by heady instrumental passages that veer between dreamlike traditional melodies and feedback onslaughts.
Proud of their heritage, both musical and cultural, Wolf People's vision faithfully reflects the myriad environments the group's members move between - the British countryside and various cities (Bedford, London and North Yorkshire) - while offering a universally appreciable set of songs for this age or any other.
1. Silbury Sands 2. Tiny Circle 3. Painted Cross 4. Morning Born 5. Cromlech 6. One By One From Dorney Reach 7. Castle Keep 8. Banks Of Sweet Dundee Pt. 1 9. Banks Of Sweet Dundee Pt. 2JagjaguwarRock & Psych & Garageadd-to-cart2018-03-21