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Here’s a new band to satisfy your indie music itch.

Wolf Gang is a British alternative and symphonic rock band.  The band is made up of Max McElligott (Lead Vocalist), Lasse Petersen (Drums), Gavin Slater (Guitar), James Wood (Bass) and Jamie Jones (Keyboard).

Wolf Gang’s first album, “Suego Faults” was released in July 2011 through Atlantic Records.  In February 2013, the band signed a worldwide record deal with American label Cherrytree Records, an imprint of Interscope Records and are currently writing and recording their second album, which will be released later this year.

“Suego Faults” was recorded by McElligott, all of the parts and instruments were played by him.  He is proficient at playing the piano, his first instrument, as well as guitar, bass, keyboards, trumpet, glockenspiel and many other instruments.  The songs on the album were put together by McElligott and Dave Fridmann, producer of “The Flaming Lips,” “MGMT,” and “Mercury Rev.”

The album was generally well received, and recieved 5 stars from Artrocker, 8 out of 10 from NME, and 4 out of 5 stars from Uncut, The Fly, Evening Standard, Scotland On Sunday, and The Scotsman.

The band also received praise from The Guardian, Spin Magazine, The Fader, and Pitchfork.  In 2012, Wolf Gang was ranked number 95 in GQ’s “100 Best Things In The World” listing.

Wolf Gang has toured and played with some of the music industries biggest names such as Coldplay, The Killers, Florence and the Machine, Keane, Metric, The Naked and Famous, Ellie Goulding and Miike Snow.  They have headlined the UK twice, once to promote their debut album and the second as the headline act for the influential NME Radar Tour in late 2011.  The band has also headlined and supported tours in Europe and North America.  They played in Australia as part of the Parklife Festival in 2010 and have performed their own sold out shows in New Zealand.  Their latest tour of the US in October 2012, began with a sold out show at the prestigious Troubadour venue in LA and ended up with a sold out show in Austin, Texas.

The band has also been associated with a range of high fashion labels, most notably Burberry who, after having them perform an acoustic version of the song “Back to Back,” invited them back to perform a stripped down acoustic set for their Fashion’s Night Out event in September 2011.  In June 2011 they played Emporio Armani’s summer live gig “Plan B.”

Wolfgang has a mixture of atmospheric electronic beats mixed with McElligott great vocal range.  Each song on “Suego Faults” is either a catchy upbeat tune or a laidback relaxing experience.  The band definitely has the potential to become a huge success and has already experienced a little bit of that success through their excellent debut first album.  The best song, in my opinion, off of “Suego Faults” is “The King and All of his Men.”  It’s catchy and gives you a good feel for what the band sounds like.  Below are some of the albums biggest singles.

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