A New Kind of Lullaby
Name: Mt. Wolf
Where They’re From: London, UK
When They Started: 2012
Most Similar: Florence + the Machine, The xx
Sounds Like: a disco record for forlorn gypsies
London four-piece Mt. Wolf has enough hypnotic electronica to keep bassheads interested, while its folky roots and classical string instruments add depth to satisfy any weary soul.
After sharing the stage with fellow Brit electronic act James Blake at festivals this summer, the quartet is prepping to put out their debut EP Life Sized Ghosts. The EP is to be released via Two Sister Records on October 29 and is available for digital download on November 5.
Instantly noticeable on Life Sized Ghosts are lead singer/songwriter Kate Sproule’s impressive vocal acrobatics. Sproule first shows off a weightless, soaring soprano a la Florence Welch on the EP’s title track, and seamlessly transitions to an edgier staccato on electro track “Cry Wolf.” Mt. Wolf channels its electro side via a seven minute chill-out sesh, “Starliner,” that bounces from cosmic keyboard to choppy vocals. The EP is rounded out with an acoustic version of the tickling “Life Sized Ghosts,” where Sproule’s pipes prove to be even more pristine over the stripped down strings.
Sproule, who’s also classically trained in violin, is joined by guitarist Stevie McMinn, producer and electric guitarist Sebastian ‘Bassy’ Fox and drummer Alex Mitchell. Listen to Life Sized Ghosts below: