UK band Wolf People’s forthcoming full-length Ruins, comes out November 11th, via Jagjaguwar.
Recorded in Devon, Isle Of Wight and London, Ruins is their most direct and instinctive work yet, simultaneously reaching back into a fecund past to tell us who we are today, while harnessing the power of modern technology and ideas to ponder unknown futures.
Influences upon Ruins come in all shapes, size, contours and hues: the discovery of proto Sabbath/Zeppelin Scottish band Iron Claw, the lesser known landscapes of rural Bedfordshire, backstage Taekwondo stretches, Scandinavian psychedelia, fleeting rural epiphanies, Dungen, Trees, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, a group holiday on a remote Finnish island, and Jagjaguwar flipping out after seeing them play in Bloomington, Indiana and insisting it was time they made their Back In Black…
The lead single from Ruins is “Ninth Night.” The lyrics are an incantation once whispered by 18th century burglars and vagabonds while toting the famed Hand of Glory – the stolen hand of a hanged man, dipped in wax (or alternatively a candle made from human fat). Once lit it was believed to lull victims into a deep sleep. “Let those who rest more deeply sleep,” sings frontman Jack Sharp. “Let those awake their vigils keep / Oh hand of glory shed thy light / Direct us to our spoils tonight…”
Not Me Sir
Kingfisher Reprise II
WOLF PEOPLE TOUR DATES:
Thu. Nov. 17 – Bedford, UK @ Esquires
Fri. Nov. 18 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Sat. Nov. 19 – Glasgow, UK @ Sleazys
Sun. Nov. 20 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Tue. Nov. 22 – London, UK @ Oslo
Thu. Nov. 24 – Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower
Fri. Nov. 25 – Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social
Sun. Nov. 27 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana