wolf-gang

Peddling a brand of ultra-catchy indie pop with a shiny, funky twist and anthemic inclinations, this gang of one (the creation of Max McElligott) is having some heavy money thrown at it by Atlantic, and when the first “wooaah-ohhhh”-heavy chorus kicks in, about thirty seconds into opener ‘Lions In Cages’, it’s not hard to see why. ‘Something Unusual’ is actually something fairly generic, sounding as it does like a blend of MGMT and Friendly Fires, while the verse to the single ‘The King And All Of His Men’ is almost exactly what it sounds like – a nursery rhyme. But for all the accusations of over-slick, calculated commercialism that you can level at ‘Suego Faults’, the fact remains that this is an album that’s ludicrously well-endowed with hugely infectious, good-time tunes. Wolf Gang is only going to get bigger; join the pack and enjoy.

By Chris Watkeys

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