ON MONDAY THE WOLFHOUNDS RELEASE THEIR THIRD NEW SINGLE OF THE LAST 12 MONTHS. ODD BOX RECORDS WILL ISSUE DOUBLE A-SIDE ANTHEM / MIDDLE-AGED FREAK AS A LIMITED EDITION 7″ SKY BLUE VINYL / DOWNLOAD.
Following a fistful of essential singles including THE ANTI-MIDAS TOUCH, CRUELTY and HAPPY SHOPPER, plus 1987 UK Indie Chart Top Ten album UNSEEN RIPPLES FROM A PEBBLE and 1989 follow-up BRIGHT AND GUILTY, The Wolfhounds split in 1990. Reforming for an anniversary show in 2005, the band have continued to gig their peculiarly English take on the art-punk of Sonic Youth and the controlled aggression of Sugar. Fresh studio material finally surfaced in 2012 (EP001) followed by singles CHEER UP and DIVIDE AND FALL (the latter of which featured in our list of essential tracks from 2013). This year will see a new album emerge, likely to collect together those singles and assorted other recordings from the past 12 months.
The band’s 1986 debut CUT THE CAKE was a highlight of Cherry Red’s award-winning indie compilation SCARED TO GET HAPPY last year. The band opened the mini-festival celebrating the release, setting the bar high for the rest of the event, and frontman David Callahan featured in an edition of The Mouthcast recorded at the gig. Listen again, here. Another interview with Callahan, from around November’s release of DIVIDE AND FALL, can be found here. The Romford group’s spiky FEELING SO STRANGE AGAIN featured on the NME’s seminal C86 compilation. An expanded edition is in the works and will be released later this year.
Buy new single ANTHEM / MIDDLE-AGED FREAK on limited edition 7″ (plus download) from Odd Box Records’ Bandcamp page here. Also available are previous singles CHEER UP (here) and DIVIDE AND FALL (here).