Wolf People have announced their brand new limited vinyl 12", When the Fire is Dead in the Grate for Dec 2nd. The release includes two brand new tracks: ‘Become the Ground’ and ‘All Returns Part II’ alongside huge fan favourites, ‘When The Fire Is Dead in the Grate’ and ‘All Returns’ from their critically acclaimed 2013 album 'Fain'.
'Become the Ground' is a slight departure for Wolf People, featuring a much more acoustic, traditional folk-fuelled backing with a most prominent female vocal. Showcasing Jack Sharp's knack for writing the most beguiling of melodies. 'All Returns Part II' was written at the same time as the 'Fain' album and originally intended as the full length version of the original.
"All Returns Part II and Become the Ground were recorded in our tiny cold rehearsal studio soon after work on Fain was complete. Where the music on Fain tended to be about detail and carefully worked out arrangements, we decided to go the other way with these and just play a rough arrangement to see what stuck ...
The results are a bit more free than previous Wolf People outings. 'All Returns' was always played in it's full incarnation when we wrote it, but the extrapolations never made it in the final cut. It takes a rough form that we never talked about...
'Become the Ground' was a song sketched out a few years ago and recorded in it's infancy for Steeple. The added instrumental middle section was quite carefully planned but we just kept the tape running for the ending. This is almost what we sound like when no-one else is listening." Jack Sharp.
The band are about to embark on their first ever set of US dates, opening for label mates Unknown Mortal Orchestra as well as playing a few of their own headline shows along the way. They have also confirmed European shows for the end of the year, including a performance at Netil House in London for the final night of ATP's Take Over and will play the last ever ATP Festival the previous weekend.
Catch Wolf People at the forthcoming live shows:
18-Oct - OH, Columbus - Ace of Cups
19-Oct - PA, Pittsburgh - Altar
20-Oct - IN, Bloomington - The Bishop
21-Oct - IL, Chicago - Lincoln Hall
22-Nov - BE, Leuven - Stuk
23-Nov - NL, Haarlem - Patronaat
01-Dec - UK, Camber Sands - ATP End of an Era
05-Dec - UK, London - Netil House
06-Dec - NO, Bergen - Garage