The WOLFHOUNDS formed in the early 80s (no one quite knows when, as the process was somewhat random and organic), the Wolfhounds became one of Britain’s most persistent and consistent underground bands in the latter part of that decade, and featured David Callahan on vocals, later of ‘post rock’ prime movers Moonshake. Though more orthodox than Moonshake instrumentally, the Wolfhounds were just as distinctive and individual and scored many independent ‘hits’ in their day, as well as remaining critical favourites to the end of what could now be called their first phase. Having curtailed their activities in 1990, the band occasionally reconvened from 2005 for the occasional live show, but 2011 and 2012 have seen a renewed vigour, with more live shows and new material beginning to be written and recorded. In their first incarnation, the band recorded four albums (nothing if not prolific, their last three LPs were recorded and released within the space of one 16-month period) and many singles and EPs, as well as appearing on the legendary C86 cassette which was distributed free with New Musical Express in 1986. Three sessions were recorded for BBC Radio One’s John Peel Show.
They toured Britain and Europe extensively and annually, building up a loyal following, particularly in France, Germany, Switzerland, and The Netherlands, and were well-known for often incendiary shows. The Wolfhounds also supported That Petrol Emotion, My Bloody Valentine and the House of Love on nationwide tours, and alumni went on to join or play with artists as wide-ranging as Stereolab, Mother Earth, Paul Weller, Dr John, Oasis and Moonshake; bands as varied as Manic Street Preachers, Cornershop and Nirvana have acknowledged their influence.
The current line-up is: David Callahan – vocals, guitar; Andy Golding – vocals, guitar, keyboards; Richard Golding – bass; Pete Wilkins – drums.
Ltd edition of 300 on blood red vinyl.
Tracklist: Divide & Fall / The Ten Commandments Of Public Life