Review: See The Light / All Through The Night – Wolf & Cub
By William PJ Kulich // 23:30, Sunday 5 February 2012
I used to wonder why anyone bothered to pay any attention to South Australia; it turns out it’s for the state’s music. Especially Adelaide’s Wolf & Cub.
The psychedelic rock band has finally released a new single – a double A side of See The Light and All Through The Night. This new release is sure to land the band somewhere high in the next Hottest 100 and possibly achieve a high position in more commercial charts.
The new tracks are similar in many ways to those on the band’s previous album, Science and Sorcery, but revive the bassy punch in lyrics and instruments heard in their début, Vessels. This stylistic progression is clear in their live sets too.
I saw Wolf & Cub live at the Espy in January. Their set consisted mostly of new songs and songs from Science and Sorcery, with just one track from Vessels making an appearance. This balance of old and new seems to be represented in these new tracks too, and is probably a good indication of what to expect from the band’s upcoming third album.
Wolf & Cub playing at the Espy last month. Photo: Author.
The recording of See The Light manages to emulate how the song sounded when played at the Espy last month, and with a band which delivers live shows as good as Wolf & Cub does that’s no small achievement!
The band will be touring again from later this month and another stop at the Espy is on the cards. I highly recommend trying to see one of these shows as Wolf & Cub are one of the better live acts around.
You can listen to the single online now at the band’s Bandcamp (click here), find it on iTunes tomorrow or tune into Prog Spectrum on 103.1 3BBR FM from 8PM on Wednesday to hear the tracks on West Gippsland’s own community radio station.
The band has said the single will be available on vinyl soon.
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