In 2005 singer and guitarist Jack Sharp had the idea for Wolf People. Together with the second guitarist Jon Hollick, drummer Tom Watt and bassist Dan Davies they went on their musical journey, where they were compared with all kinds of rock and folk heroes - from Jethro Tull to Fairport Convention to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Sharp explains why the band is in such a good mood right now.
eclipsed: First, a question of understanding. Even though I haven't discovered any stringent concepts: Is "Ruins" a concept album?
Jack Sharp: Some songs are connected by the idea of how a world without people would work. Hence the title "Ruins". But it is not a continuous story and therefore not a concept album.
eclipsed: After all, the track "Kingfisher" runs through the album in three parts..
Everything's starting to slip. The third complete studio album of the English band Wolf People gives this impression first of all. It's like you have to hold on tight. And there's a lot of solid stuff on "ruins." The drumbeat on the opening piece "Ninth Night", for example, is reminiscent of John Bonham. But like the voice of Jack Sharp it is slightly alienated and echoes. As with their previous albums, the quartet likes to make use of folk and psychedelic rock sounds, which already buzzed around between English provinces, London and San Francisco at the end of the sixties.
WOLF PEOPLE - Night Witch (3:48)
Album: Ruins (2016)
Label/Distribution: Secretly Group/Cargo
Here the pop, proto-prog and canterbury folk rock of the late sixties shake hands with modern times. This happens on the new album "Ruins" so similarly several times, also "Night Witch" gets stuck very pleasantly in the ear canals with its ingratiating vocal melody. Album of the month. (RELEASE: 11.11.)
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.