Single release: 'The Electric' by Mt. Wolf
Release date: 17 February
Label: CRC Music
More info: Band website
London’s Mt. Wolf ended last year teasing the world with the smart-pop stylings of 'Golden', which saw significant pick-up internationally from the likes of The Independent, Indie Shuffle and others but was moreover a distraction of sorts, to maintain momentum whilst the band continued working away in the studio on a debut album and the huge sound they have always threatened. With the 6 minute + 'The Electric', the first material from their as yet untitled debut LP, this sound is very much realised. This year marks a fresh start for a band whose promise is set to be fulfilled.
The road up to now has been nothing if not eventful – including a line-up change, sell-out shows across Europe and the US, a brief hiatus last year that only invigorated the band and significant, ongoing critical support. Getting to this point hasn’t been easy but the feeling is that the real rewards, for the band and for us the listeners, are now just around the corner.
Punctuated by apocalyptic visions, the accompanying lyric video ebbs and flows as the song swells, and shows the strength – and importance – of lyrics in the band’s ever-growing sonic palette.
Since last year’s comeback EP and single the band have kept busy writing and recording with Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, M83, Daughter). Early listens confirm this as their boldest, most ambitious output yet; expect the full album to land, and awe, shortly before the summer.
Press reaction to date
“Subtle soundscapes, haunting vocals and broody bass” – Clash Magazine
“Enough hypnotic electronica to keep bassheads interested, while their folky roots and classical string instruments add depth to satisfy any weary soul” – MTV
“The band’s dreamy electronic-folk sound is surely destined for great things.” – London Evening Standard
"Self-starters to the fullest extent... selling out shows at London Heaven and across the country, standing out as one of the most promising new acts in the UK." – DIY