Bands to Watch #207: Three Blind Wolves

By on Monday, 28th March 2011 at 12:00 pm

Glasgow has seen a number of indie bands form in the past few years including Glasvegas, Dananananaykroyd and Frightened Rabbit. Now it sees host to something new: Three Blind Wolves, a four piece who state their influences as “the great outdoors” and who write beautiful music. They’ve just signed to Communion Records.

It’s hard to pin this band down to sounding like something. If I were one for pigeonholing I would say that they are a lot like, well, any indie band that has come out of the UK in the last 2 years. But I think I would be selling this band short if I did so. There is something quintessentially different about this band: you can hear a hint of bluegrass, a touch of folk, but overall a hell of a lot of balls. When I first listened to ‘Emily Rose’ (which you can listen to and download for your very own below), I thought to myself, have Mumford and Sons completely changed what they are going for, or have I discovered something very different? With the crest of the new folk phase of last year almost over, maybe Three Blind Wolves have arrived a bit late to latch on to the hype.

They go from sounding a lot like an early Bombay Bicycle Club to sounding like fellow Glaswegians Dananananaykroyd, and that’s just in one song. The use of four-part harmonies are fantastic and really give the music a sense of atmosphere. It’s obvious that this band would not look out of place plying their trade around campfires, or on a stage at Glastonbury. That said, there is still a long way for this band to go, they definitely need exposure and to get that they may have to go down the Mumford and Sons route of massive choruses and banjos! What is in store for them next? Well, that’s for us to wait and see.

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