Bands to Watch #195: Kurran and the Wolfnotes

By on Friday, 10th September 2010 at 12:00 pm

Following the timely demise of the nu-rave scene, attention has turned to the burgeoning Brit-folk scene that has brought forth Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale, and Mumford and Sons among a host of others. While many of these bands will inevitably fall by the wayside (thankfully so in many cases), there will be one or two that will stand the test of time. One act hoping to stay relevant when lumberjack shirts and beards are little more than an embarrassing memory is Kurran and the Wolfnotes.

Merging melodies and harmonies that seem plucked from late 60’s California with lyrics of longing and heartbreak sung in New Yorker Kurran’s plaintive croon, the band seem set to win a lot of people over in the coming months. Having teamed up with legendary producer Stephen Street for their debut single ‘What a Bitch’, a song written about a relationship that Kurran had with an older woman while he was doing his A-Levels (‘What a bitch / to say you could have seen us in love / and I was robbed / of my youth before I knew what it was’), the band will release new single ‘Your Four Limbs’ before continuing work on their upcoming debut album. The smart money’s on it being something of a belter.

Check out the performance of ‘What a Bitch’ below and keep your eyes peeled for more Kurran and the Wolfnotes news soon.


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