EP Review: Mt. Wolf - Life Size Ghosts

on Friday, November 02, 2012
Words: Saam Das

We realise that no-one really cares who posts what first but on the rare occasion when we probably have been the first to post something, we might as well pipe up about it. Such is the case with Mt. Wolf, who we wrote about back in February, declaring their song 'Life Size Ghosts' as "one of the most hypnotic tracks of the year". It spearheads their debut EP, which you can listen to in full below.

The London dream-folk quartet have made a significant impression amongst the UK blogosphere since February, which has extended to selling out their EP launch at Corsica Studios earlier in the week. We remain in awe of their mix of pulsating beats, ethereal vocals and folktronica, exhibited magnificently on the 'Life Size Ghosts' EP.

'Life Size Ghosts' is expectedly the standout EP track, as powerful and magical as it was when we first heard the song over six months ago. Shades of The xx creep in on the pervasive 'Cry Wolf', while the hip hop meets electronica of Purity Ring comes to mind on 'Starliner', a seven minute sonic odyssey.

The EP completes its journey of self-discovery by way of an acoustic version of the title track, which showcases Kate Sproule's incredible vocals. Perhaps unsurprisingly the acoustic version struggles in comparison to the ethereal original. The future remains bright however and the band have recently been compared to the now Mercury Music Prize winning Alt-J - it's perfectly conceivable that Mt. Wolf will reach such equally great heights.

Find more info at facebook.com/MtWolfOfficial. The 'Life Size Ghosts' EP is released on 5th Nov through Two Sisters Records.

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