My how many bands are there with Wolf in their name at the moment? Nevermind the naming competition though, because the best one of the lot has turned up in the form of Wolf Gang a.k.a Max McElligot, the part German, part Irish song craftsman. I have to thank Angus over at State Management for the heads up about him a good few months ago, but shamefully that was during my law exam writing hiatus so I never got a chance to write him up at the time, with his only feature on here in my summer mixtape. Now is the time to put that right as he has a record out on Neon Gold and some fantastic new remixes turning up.
Wolf Gang just seems to effortlessly create catchy pop songs either with a great indie pop riff along the lines of Night Flying, or in the slightly electropop and almost wistful style in Lions in Cages and has quickly become a name to watch. Each song holds its own and yet demonstrates his ability to craft songs in a variety of genres. The hype has been escalating over Wolf Gang since he announced himself to the world and some of the earlier blogs and record label peeps picked him up, and with his songwriting style suiting the sun shining festival scene this isn’t going to subside anytime soon.
And then come the remixes. They are coming from all kinds but generally pretty damn awesome.