Posts filed under ‘Wolf Am I’
Try before you buy, take a good long ‘listen’ at the merchandise and give your ears a treat is what we all say (actually we don’t, it would probably make us sound like c**ts).
Nonetheless, that’s exactly what you can do at Alter the Press right now with Wolf Am I’s new album ‘Lead the Way’… Yup, the best music blog this side of Nottingham has decided to stream the entire album track by track. It’ll only be up till Monday though! To hear it, pop on over to their lovely site and, if you like it, you can come back and buy it from our shop, iTunes – or all those boring e-tailers who won’t send you a badge or sticker or two with your purchases…
Also, for a little more WAI goodness, why not check out their review over on the Music Magazine, and a super piece that our pals at Come Pick Me Up blog have lovingly put together (they’re SO ace). The sun is shining, summer booze is flowing – it’s time for WAI!
We heart Alter the Press – because not only are they a great music blog, bringing *SO* up to the minute news on bands and labels you actually care about, but also because they create compilations that are not unlike exploding planets – in that they’re very big, and very fuckin’ loud!
The compilation ‘Autumn/Winter 2009’ (alright – so it’s not very imaginatively titled but one can forgive that) includes tracks from first and foremost Alcopop’s very own Wolf Am I and Stagecoach – but also Epitaph Records’ Set Your Goals and Every Time I Die, breakthrough UK pop-punk band, You Me At Six, Welsh rockers Attack! Attack! and Brooklyn’s Kevin Devine.
On top of that, the compilation has tracks from many up and coming bands such as O’Brother, Kill Casino, Francesqa, Kyoto Drive and many more. And is well worth downloading – for listening to on the bus perhaps, or maybe on a dull cruise with your gran. What I’m saying is, it’s very versatile.
Alter the Press said it is a superb record, with a deep, personal lyrical style that is pulled off incredibly well. The 405 suggested that it is “an impressively powerful affair” whilst Rock Sound gushed that the record “is delicious as it mimics Brand New. Impressive.”
But enough of this magazine-based love… For what is more important is that Lead the Way is, as of today, available for all of you types who love digital. Bang. iTunes. Bang. Emusic. Bang – all the other places you might fancy dashing too to pick up this record online…
Or you can get it with thick, lush cardboard gatefold from us, and rock out to one hell of a handsome record… You’ve seen the Glasgow Seven video right? Well if not, watch it here….
…But remember to donate a sheet or two… A fabnificent gentleman named Tom, and everyone’s favourite general of Punktastic Paul – have put together an awesome compilation – oh yes… it’s the fifth instalment of Unscene – and it looks fuckin’ glorious.
Not only does this badboy include the absolutely marvellous Lex Talionis by Alcopop’s very own Wolf Am I (they’re SO good) but with the likes of The Tupolev Ghost, Mutiny on the Bounty, Bayonets and Portman (amongst so many others) it’s definitely worth a hearty listen. I’ll let the handsome Tom take up the story from here….
“For the fifth installment we are supporting the work of Everyman cancer campaign who aim to stamp out prostate and testicular cancer. While this release is free to download for all, we would love it if you could visit our Just Giving page and contribute towards our fundraising for this worthy cause. More than 34,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in the UK, and more than one person an hour will die from the disease. Add this to the fact that testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer among young men – and you’ll see where we’re going with this one.
Thank you to every single band who have donated their music to this release, to Pete Duffield for his awesome artwork, to Neil at The Ranch Production House for tidying up the audio and to Paul McManus for this awesome website.”
So head over, download – and if you‘re plush do donate a quid or two as well… It’s only been out half a day and Tom has already pulled in nearly a hundred quid, so anything else you can add would be brilliant… After all, who can begrudge helping out a charity when you have such compilation to listen to while you’re doing it!
Jesus – our bands have been busy the last couple of weeks! Where to begin I wonder, but just about manage to settle on Wolf Am I… Firstly to announce that the winner of the tickets to their London show and CD single is Thomas Smith with his answer to the question ‘what would you call your pet wolf should you be lucky enough to have one’ – Wolveritus the second. Nice one…
Even more importantly though is the band’s coverage in Rocksound this month, which is nothing short of fuc*in’ awesome (click on the Exposure image to see a bigger, more readable pic). For fans of the X-certs, The Get up Kids and Brand New works for me…. Go pre-order here (oh, and we’re down to the last few album/tee deals, so if you fancy one of those, get on it quick)…
Yup – good news for well – everyone – is that you can now pre-order the magnificent Wolf Am I debut album Lead the Way from our shop now!!!
Sounding like something that will fill you full of fire, whilst breaking your heart with emotion overtones – ‘Lead the Way’ is a cracker…. First 20 come fully signed, and a few T-Shirt bundles are available too. Oh and did I mention it comes pressed in sexy cardboard gatefold with fold out inserts and things? I did now…
Pre-order from the shop and we’ll make sure it’s with you by the 3rd August (a week before official shop release)
To celebrate this, and WAI’s tour across the country – we’re giving a pair of tickets away to their show in London on the 30th – which will be scorching! To win, simply email us at email@example.com telling us ‘what name you’d give a pet wolf if you were to own one’ – the best answer takes the tickets, as well as a limited edition copy of the band’s virtually sold out ‘Glasgow Seven’ single on vinyl effect CD…
Closing date Friday at 3.13pm – Now go buy the album and seek out your dancing shoes…
No denying that Wolf Am I are a band so tumultuous in sound that we’ve had a number of message literally begging to put the debut album ‘Lead the Way’ out early such is the anticipation of this record, but now they’ve actually decided to give a track away for free… Well – generosity is not lost on these boys…
As Lee says over on Wolfami.com
“We are so very kind.
So kind in fact, that we’re giving away ‘Lex Talionis’ (from Lead the Way) absolutely free!
Just click here!
We go on tour this Saturday, and can’t wait to play again.
There will be tickets on the door for every show, so if you haven’t ordered in advance, no worries. Don’t be turning up at like 4am with a stagger acting all cool and shit though. You will miss us play.”
Well quite… Pre-order up on Monday and hit up a show if you know what’s good for thee!
The Wolf Am I album’s only weeks away, and we’re getting pretty damn excited already… It’s going to sound, and look, absolutely gorgeous – and be available pre-release from every date on the tour! So getting to a date would be a tremendous idea.
From High Wycombe to Glasgow and beyond, tickets are already available – and the poster is genius – go listen to Wolf Am I on the MySpace and book yourself a ticket or two. We’ll see you there.
Hey all… Just a quick note to muster all Alcopop apologies to those of you who pre-ordered the Wolf Am I ‘Glasgow 7’ single and are wondering why the devil it hasn’t arrived. I always hate letting our customers down like this but due to elements beyond our control they are due to be a little late. Not massively late, they will be with you before the week is out, but after a horror show from our usual chums at The Post Office – late nonetheless.
The envelope, which should of container all of our hand printed, tasty looking sleeves, has arrived – but sadly for us, rather than containing a whole heap of awesome looking artwork – was totally empty, wrapped in a bag from Royal Mail apologising for any ‘inconvenience in losing our mail’ – geesh. Therefore they’ve all had to be produced again… But we’re pretty much good to go as of tomorrow. So many apologies, but they will be with you later this week – and looking like a dream!
Cheers all – and keep it DIY xx
Eh up all – hope you’ve all had a good father’s day, and apologies if your old man is a postman – for there’s panic at Royal Mail that arms are going to be heaving what with the fine news is that today, June 22nd, sees the release of Wolf Am I’s particularly limited edition debut single ‘Glasgow 7’ on Alcopop Records.
Backed by instant classic Lex Talionis on the B-Side and pressed on fine hand-made vinyl effect CD… The single is an ideal taster of what’s to come – the summer of Wolf Am I! With full length debut album Lead the Way set for release come early August, and an 8 date taster tour already booked for late July – I fear for sheep.
Tour dates are below, and while copies remain the single can be purchased from the Alcopop shop for just 3 quid, and digitally from next Monday 29th with B-side Bon Voyage. They won’t be hanging around for long though – and I can pretty much guarantee they’ll be long gone by the time the tour comes around.