Friday, 28 May 2010

Lone Wolf vs Blue Roses FIGHT NITE!

Hello all.

Apologies for my lack of bloggisms for the past week or so. Since the album came out i've been a busy bee. Up and down between Leeds and London like a yoyo.

The first thing was for the Stag and Dagger fest in shorditch last friday where me Jon and James played as a 3 piece for the first time. The venue was very small and HOT! We played well but i was more bemused by something that had never happened before... DANCING! People were dancing to Lone Wolf i shit you not. When we got to the last song (which on this occasion was The Devil And I (Part 2)), i uttered, "Try dancing to this one" into the mic before we started. And guess what. They danced. All be it very slowly! So if you are reading this and were one of the dancers in question, i thank you personally! :)

The next day was a helluva lot of fun. We went to BBC Broadcasting house and played on Radio 4's loose ends with none other than that awesome Clive Anderson. See pic below taken from my own fair iphone, what a pose:

We were told, albeit a couple of days prior that we had to cut 'Keep Your Eyes on the Road' down to 3.30. So we basically chopped lots out of it and then played it about 100bpm faster. I think it's still up here on iplayer if you want to hear our turbo version: its about 32 mins in. You also get to hear what i sound like when i have just got out of bed. :)

One of the best things about that show was meeting the wonderful Nick Frost. Probably unknown to many of you that beneath this shady exterior there is a comedian waiting to get out. Myself and my best pal Rob have been writing sketches for years and we are dying to make a sketch show. So being a massive fan of Big Train, Look Around You, Brass Eye, Partridge, Spaced (i could go on but you know i basically mean the GOOD STUFF) to meet Nick Frost was a good thing. He approached us (as did actor Richard Coyle who also turned out to be a bloody nice bloke) to say how much he enjoyed our performance and naturally i thought he was just being polite. But he was then nice enough to say that 'The Devil And I' was his new favourite album on 6music the other day so i think i can safely put Nick in my file containing 'bloody nice blokes' that i keep next to my computer. Nice one Nick! I was going to post an image of one of my favourite characters of his that i spoke to him about, however i wouldn't suggest typing 'Hot John' into google image search.

So anyway onto the title of this blog. Lone Wolf is going to be taking a slightly different guise for a few gigs this summer including tomorrows Sheffield gig with The Invisible and next weeks gig in London with Arab Strap's Aidan Moffatt.
Myself and the wonderfully talented Laura Groves aka Blue Roses are heading out on the road as a two piece version. We have altered some of the songs slightly to give them a new identity when it's her and i playing. For example, when we play 'Soldiers' its a bit of a slower more minimal affair with me playing piano rather than guitar etc. I won't say too much and spoil it for you but i'm really excited about it and very happy to be working with her. She's a great person with an amazing sense of humour so we get on like a house on fire. So yeah, come and check us out.

I have a lot of news regarding the video for next single 15 letters, but i'm going to have to save that for the next blog. It's very exciting! So i'll just leave you with a still from it:

Take care everyone and love you all!

xxPaul Mxx aka the lonely wolf

Monday, 17 May 2010

The Devil And I is officially relelased today!

Hi everyone.

It's been a long time coming but i am please to annouce that you are able to head to your local music retailer and pick up a copy of the album. It feels like forever since i got on that plane and headed out to my little hideaway in Sweden to record with Kris. So today is a good day.

Been really happy with press and stuff for it so far with the likes of Uncut, Q and clash magazine dishing out lovely reviews and just yesterday myself and the band recorded a session for Alex Zane's CTRL show which is due to be broadcast on Channel 4 on June 18th. Not sure what time yet but i'll keep you informed.

For you wireless lovers out there myself Jon and James are also going to be performing 'Keep Your Eyes On The Road' live on Clive Anderson's Loose Ends show on Radio 4 next week. I'm really looking forward to that as we are going to be in the studio with Simon Pegg! I love that guy and so im going to have to take a course in 'not being a dick' this week. Will be a hard course - my god, just look at all the possible innuendos from that last sentence.

I have also just announced a new batch of dates coming up over the coming months so see if you can make it to any of these shows. Some are full band and for a few of them i will be heading out as a two piece with none other than the beautifully talented Laura Groves aka Blue Roses. Here are the dates:

21 May LONDON, Stag and Dagger at The Spread Eagle

29 May SHEFFIELD, Bungalows and Bears

05 Jun LONDON, The Borderline w/ Aiden Moffat

18 Jun BRISTOL, Start The Bus w/ Little Boots

24 Jun LONDON, Union Chapel

25 Jun LONDON, Hyde Park, Hard Rock Calling Festival

02 Jun BOURNEMOUTH, 60 Million Postcards

20 Aug GLANUSK PARK, Green Man Festival

Anyway. I will have more news about the new video soon. All i can reveal right now is that im currently waiting for my Dad to arrive as he is going to be in it playing an older version of me!

Take care everyone and i hope you enjoy the album.

Love to you all

xxPaul Mxx

Monday, 3 May 2010

2 Weeks till judgement day!

Hello everyone.

So as you are all probably aware it is only 2 weeks until 'The Devil and I' hits record stores all over the UK and Europe.

So what better thing to be doing with your time than pre-ordering a copy on either CD or Vinyl?

If you fancy yourself a CD digipak then look no further than this link:

If it's the vinyl you so desire then click here:

You are also able to buy the limited 'Keep Your Eyes On The Road' 7" single here:''.html

So there you go. The album has been received well by the press folks getting a couple of tasty 4 star reviews in Uncut and Q which is nice, and we just played an awesome gig at Live at Leeds.

Next stop. The album release! See you there! x