Single Review: Kurran and the Wolfnotes – Your Four Limbs

By on Tuesday, 21st September 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

Kurran and the Wolfnotes continue their steady ascent to wider acclaim with their second single, ‘Your Four Limbs’, which sees lead singer Kurran pining after the object of his affections over the kind of insistent melody that’ll cling to your subconscious like a limpet. The band themselves cite Neil Young and Interpol as influences and it’s that combination of classic folk songwriting with contemporary sensibilities and concerns that makes them such an interesting prospect, add a bit of the Byrds and the Decemberists to the mix and you’re onto a winner.

Building on a gently picked, looping guitar line, ‘Your Four Limbs’ details the protagonist’s lustful longing after an unattainable inamorata (“And how I long for your four limbs / and long to sleep amongst their bends”) sung in Kurran Karmal’s resigned lament. The harmonies lift the song to another level when they edge their way in and ensure that you’ll be humming the song long after the final note.

Having previously toured with Lightspeed Champion, with whom they share a sense of pained urban romance, and worked with A-list producer Stephen Street, Kurran and the Wolfnotes seem to be laying a solid foundation for a long and fruitful career. The onus now falls on them to show that they have the quality/intelligence/sheer blind luck to stick it out when the Brit-folk bubble bursts. While you can never be sure about these things, the early signs are looking good.

‘Your Four Limbs’ is out now on Chess Club.

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