MT. WOLF performs the song "HEX" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY PRISCILLIA SEELAN
MICROPHONES BY RODE
Mt. Wolf, the trio of singer-producer Sebastian “Bassi” Fox, guitarist Stevie McMinn and drummer Alex Mitchell, recently made their US debut, taking L.A. by storm with three shows in a week before playing the SxSW festival, which saw them named as one of NPR’s 'Top Acts To Watch' as well as KCRW’s 'Top 5 Bands' to see, and receiving the warmest of welcomes.
New EP Hex’s opening song of the same name is a perfect showcase for the band’s matured and evocative sound, with a splicing of electronic and acoustic elements that combine skittering electronic beats and effects - all created from scratch by the band - with hymnal vocals full of glorious swells and fades. Mt. Wolf effortlessly juxtapose delicacy with majesty, calmness with the storm. The four tracks of Hex show off their spine-tingling and cathartic sound, topped by Bassi Fox’s layers of ethereal choirboy, as he settles into the role of lead vocalist.
With songs full of slowburning tension – ‘St. Michael’ is over five minutes long, fellow Hex tracks ‘Anacrucis’ and the title track are over six minutes – the band are being occasionally compared to Iceland’s Sigur Rós, but if you’re going to be compared to anyone, it might as well be one of the best, and Mt. Wolf are well equipped to handle people’s raised expectations. Their forthcoming live dates, starting with a headline show at London’s Oslo and then a series of festival appearances (The Great Escape, Dot To Dot, Secret Garden Party, and Larmer Tree Festival confirmed so far) are another chapter in this big new beginning, which will culminate in the band’s much anticipated first debut album. There is no hex on this band; just the most mouth-watering of futures. And nothing can stop them this time.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Videographer: Dylan Nash
Recorded/Mixed By: Art Martinez
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