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Wolf People – Stag and Dagger Festival (Glasgow) 18th May 2013

A particularly wet Glasgow played host to it’s fifth Stag and Dagger Festival last week. A total of seven venues were involved and luckily for the crowd, they were all (bar one) within easy reach of one another on a short stretch of Sauchiehall Street. Artists on the bill this year ranged from Scottish talent We Were Promised Jetpacks, Fatherson and dark rock up and comers Blindfolds, to international acts Mac DeMarco, Widowspeak and more.


Headlining the fairly intimate, and on this occasion incredibly sweaty, Broadcast were Wolf People. Kicking off with the first single from their new album Fain, All Returns acted as a fitting introduction for anyone who’d possibly wandered in uninitiated. The set-list switched track for track between the new album and previous album Steeple for the majority of the set. Silbury Sands was followed by When The Fire is Dead in the Grate at which point the band were well and truly fired up and trading licks. Dropping from fuzz-rock down to strummed chord and vocals perfectly and allowing them to ramp it back up for the outro. It was Castle Keep though which really let them cut loose. Jack Sharp dropping call and response riffs with the guitarists during an extended tit-for-tat soloing session. Tiny Circle sounded much heavier minus the flute which is such a big part of the album version. Highlight of the set was the excellent One by One From Dorney which again really let the band show off what they do best. A friend who was seeing them for the first time commented afterwards they were the best live band he had seen for years. Wolf People are not a particularly “showy” band, they prefer instead to let the music do the talking and it speaks volumes.

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