Introducing: Mt. Wolf
May 7th, 2012 • Introducing
A short while ago, South London quartet Mt. Wolf introduced themselves to the world with two impressive and accomplished demos, “Underground” and “Life Size Ghosts”. Reincarnated from a previous band, they arrived for round two with the same lineup – just with a new name, a new image and simply better songs. A tried and tested and often successful formula, this – see White Lies, The Vaccines and Swiss Lips before them (amongst a number of others who found the right alchemy at the second attempt).
Indeed, a few months in, things are starting to heat up. If our Twitter and Facebook feeds are to be believed, the outfit are very much the band of the moment. This bank holiday weekend just gone has seen them play two shows, one at Queen Of Hoxton, and one at XOYO, to much fanfare on the aforementioned social networks.
It’s not overly surprising – the tracks certainly live up to their venerable ‘dream folk’ / ‘folktronica’ billing – they’re beautiful, spacious compositions that call to mind people like Bjork, Ellie Goulding and James Yuill. “Underground” is a nailed-on dance floor hit, with a powerful chorus that we imagine would translate very well live, whilst “Life Size Ghosts” is one of those all-encompassing / completely-lose-your-bearings for its duration kind of tracks.
It’s Kate Sproule’s lead vocal that really sets the songs apart from the crowd, though – quirky and hypnotic and the same time, they have a real ace up their sleeve here that could potentially prove decisive in a notoriously crowded market for new bands.