Words by Mr Tom M Ford
With their upbeat indie pop and devotion to looking dapper, British band Wolf Gang seemed perfect candidates for a summer Session. Following a packed year in 2011 including supporting The Killers and a performance at the NME Awards, things are on the up for the young rockers - evidenced by their US tour opening for Coldplay this summer.
"It's the biggest, most amazing thing yet," says an excited Mr Max McElligott - lead singer of Wolf Gang. "I grew up listening to their music. They've always kept relevant."
Founder of the band and an adept multi-instrumentalist, Mr McElligott singlehandedly recorded their first album Suego Faults in July 2011, while production services were provided by Mr Dave Fridmann, who has worked with Flaming Lips and MGMT. Benefitting from more collective input, and signed to Atlantic Records, Wolf Gang are now working on a second album. "It's much more of a melting pot. It's interesting how the writing process changes from being you in your room by yourself to having four people going over things. It works really well."
Style is something that comes naturally for the group, too. Having worked with brands such as Burberry and Armani, they assert themselves as a sartorially minded bunch. "We like to dress well, so we've always aligned ourselves with brands such as Burberry. We try to look sharp at gigs too. It really sets you apart from bands who don't make much of an effort." Currently playing festivals in Europe and with another tour of the US this October, experience a taste of Wolf Gang's live sound with our exclusive video of "The King and All of His Men" above.