Wolf People have released the second video from their fêted second album, Fain for the track “Empty Vessels”, released on June 17th on Jagjaguwar. Jack Sharp says of the track: “A storm is coming. Empty Vessels was written in fits and starts over a long wet summer under the spell of George Ewart Evans, an oral historian from Suffolk, whose books I was reading on trips to Dunwich, Blaxhall and Aldeburgh. The conditions of those trips were echoed when the song was recorded in Yorkshire, in the squally spring showers on the Dales.”
The video was inspired by the artwork for the album (done by the band’s guitarist Joe Hollick) which itself was inspired by a 1950s video for Poem Electronique by the composer Edgard Varese. Working again with director Phil Poole, the video takes imagery both from the band’s artwork and their equipment and intersperses it with captured moments of the band performing. A beguiling piece of video making, Poole says: “Using the ‘Fain’ artwork as inspiration, the video for Empty Vessels was put together as an abstract piece exploring the many layers and depths to the track, through a combination of unorthodox visuals and motion graphics.” Watch the video for Empty Vessels here: http://youtu.be/H84Kpsqp-Ls
Wolf People are also delighted to announce their first ever North American tour dates with Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The two week run will take them around the east coast, Canada and into the midwest. Currently announced dates are listed below with more shows to be announced soon, including more with UMO, plus some headline dates. Fain is out now on Jagjaguwar.
“a spidery tangle of rural mores and garage grooves” 8/10 Uncut
“An ability to create a totally convincing alternative universe via beautifully crafted lyrics; British folk-informed compositions; the freely breathing, tight-but-loose execution that accepts few extra ingredients to the sound of a superbly tuned-in band playing together in a room” The Line Of Best Fit
“A stirring, quietly formidable achievement” Classic Prog
Tour dates: 10 May: Sound Control, Manchester / 11 May: The Exchange, Bristol / 12 May: Blind Tiger, Brighton / 13 May: Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham / 16 May: Holy Trinity Church, Leeds / 17 May: Think Tank, Newcastle / 18 May: Stag and Dagger Festival, Glasgow / 19 May: Portland Arms, Cambridge / 3 June: Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London / 27 July: Cloudspotting Festival, Slaidburn / 8 August: Beacons Festival @Heslaker Farm, Skipton More dates tba