It seems like it was a long time ago in a pop galaxy far far away since Wolf Gang first appeared on the scene. It was in late 2009 when the University drop out Max McElligott started to form the band through friends of friends (including drummer Lasse Petersen previously of British band ‘The Rakes’). The band proceeded to tour with the likes of Florence and the Machine, Miike Snow, and Metric before they embarked on a solo tour which in their 2010 tour included a show at Parklife festival in Australia. And now finally after being signed to record label giants Atlantic Records (who have signed the likes of Phil Collins, Jason Mraz and even Led Zeplin) they have released their first album. The album was co produced by Max and Dave Fridmann (who has worked with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Weezer and MGMT) as well as roping in synth pop giants MGMT. The resulting album is a brilliant blend of Electro-Synth-Pop with chorus notes and lyrics that force their way into your head - a definite for anyone looking for that ‘new sound’.
The album itself is full of big tracks – the leading example being two of the singles ‘The King and all of His Men’ or ‘Lions in Cages’ (The MGMT influences are strongest here.) ‘Dancing with the Devil’ is another strong track which the band again released as a single showing stronger character than other tracks.
All in the entire album makes for a refreshing listen and definitely worth a buy! Their first single is available here
Similar Artists Include: MGMT, The Flaming Lips