Wolf Gang have premiered their video for “Black River.” The band said, “There is throughout the film both a dark intensity and a natural beauty that we think matches the musical and lyrical journey of the song really well; it is essentially a short Louisianan fairytale where the song’s lyrics about witnessing someone becoming lost along the way have been twisted and elaborated with a little artistic license until the Black River is very much a real place, filled with otherworldly lights and eery characters.” The Black River EP is out now on Cherrytree Records, home to British acts like Ellie Goulding, Disclosure and La Roux. Wolf Gang are currently recording their sophomore album with British music producer Flood (U2, Nine Inch Nails, PJ Harvey). Flood just won the award for UK producer of the year at the Brit awards for his work on Foals’ album Holy Fire.
Wolf Gang initially formed as a solo project by London musician Max McElligott, but has since evolved into a full-on collaborative effort between its four members. Wolf Gang’s debut album, Suego Faults, produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) came out in 2011. Although those songs were a reflection of McElligott’s individual musical sensibility, as the band toured extensively on the songs, Wolf Gang transformed the songs into vibrant live collaborations, leading McElligott to officially make the band a four-piece. Inspired to work together, the musicians decamped to Berlin to write songs that fully encapsulated their live experience and contained the sort of energy the band was able to generate onstage, resulting in Black River. The songs reflect a true melding of all four musicians’ sensibilities, which is something you can hear throughout the EP. “It’s great to hear everyone’s personality and style on the record” McElligott says. “This is a real progression for us in that sense because it’s a full-bodied piece of work that reflects all our characters and emotions.”
Black River EP Track List: