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Wolf Gang To Release Black River EP On April 29 Via Cherrytree Records
Band Announces Headline Dates and Dates Supporting Bastille
UK-based indie rock band Wolf Gang will be releasing a new EP, Black River via Cherrytree Records, home to breakthrough British acts like Ellie Goulding, Disclosure and La Roux. The forthcoming EP will be available at all digital retailers on April 29 with a limited physical quantity being sold at the band's upcoming tour dates. Pure Volume has premiered the title track from the EP which features three new songs along with a remix from up and coming electronic artist La'Reda. Black River will give listeners the first taste of what is to come on the band's upcoming sophomore record out later this year. Wolf Gang are currently recording the follow up to 2011's Suego Faults 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 are also excited to announce a spring North American tour. The band's itinerary includes headlining dates as well as dates supporting Bastille. The group have quickly cultivated a dedicated and avid fan base through three years of nearly non-stop live performances, including headline tours where the band sold out the historic Troubadour in Los Angeles, support slots with Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, The Killers, and The Naked And Famous, countless festival appearances (including SXSW and Coachella) and topping the bill on the influential 2011 NME Radar Tour. The live shows reveal the musicians' interest in stylistic aesthetics as well: the band has a long-standing connection with the fashion world, and have collaborated with brands like Armani and Burberry and performed at London's Fashion Week. See below for the band's full itinerary of upcoming shows.
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."
Read a letter from the band about their journey, their upcoming music, and shows here.
Black River EP Track List:
1. Black River
2. Back To Life
3. Last Bayou
4. Black River (La'Reda Remix)