Wool on Wolves is the product of an ever-evolving collaboration of five songwriters, a band in which everyone works for the song. There is a thoughtful nature to their creative process: all opinions have the same merit, every idea receives equal opportunity, and everyone contributes to authoring the group’s unique sound. The result leaves audiences smiling, dancing, and thinking.
Formed in fall 2008, Wool on Wolves started as five University friends and multi-instrumentalists from a myriad of backgrounds. Drawing on each other’s strengths, they began writing music together that explores genuine emotion and diverse musical arrangements. In 2010 Wool on Wolves released Hate is Poor, a five-song EP that was the result of a year-long battle fought against the exploitative side of the music industry. Learning from this ordeal, the band returned quickly into the studio to record their debut full-length album Grey Matter. The album earned Wool on Wolves favourable comparisons to Wilco, the Band, Ryan Adams, garnered two Edmonton Music Awards, and a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Rock Recording of the Year.
In early 2012, Wool on Wolves began working on their sophomore LP Measures of Progress. The band, engineer Nik Kozub (Shout Out Out Out Out), and producer Paul Arnusch (Faunts, the Whitsundays) left no stone unturned in creating a dense and meticulous album with a bold artistic vision. Lyrically, Measures of Progress reflects on the modern world while exploring timeless themes of struggle, disillusionment, and maturation. Sonically, the band continues to innovate as they experiment with new tones, recording techniques, and complex song structures. The end result is a shape-shifting album to be considered as a sum greater than its parts, much like the band itself.
Thomas Reikie Guitar, Vocals
Gordon Brasnett Guitar, Bass, Keys
Brody Irvine Guitar, Bass, Violin
Eric Leydon Keys, Trumpet
Kevin George Drums, Banjo, Guitar