The Wolfhounds – Across The River Of Death

• “Across The River Of Death” set to a picture of the housing album. Thanks to The Wolfhounds – Topic.

7.8 “Great Trance Rock from England”

From their album “Untied Kingdom (…or how to come to terms with your culture)” released in September, 2016.

Collected this one about a year ago when I compiled my own Festive 50 2016 album (as I always do, eventually).

’twas a Top Ten entry for the Romford Four; fantastic va-va-voom for a 32-year-old band, n’est-ce pas?

Surprised “The Stupid Poor” never made it; it’s even more vital. (Check it out via the Bandcamp link below)

In a great wee interview, co-writer Dave Callahan (guitars,vocals) spoke to Echoes and Dust about the album and touched on our featured track:

I’ve been largely writing about the chaos and confusion of modern London/British life for the last few years and trying to figure out a way of making that scattergun approach coherent…

… ‘Across the River of Death’ suggested itself when the title of an old travel book I own, and the phrase, settled well on a riff I’d written in a weird tuning. I’ve written about the extravagances of the colonial age in other songs before, so I after the first verse I pretentiously wanted it to encapsulate the whole of human life in one song – all the good and bad things people do, and how we should all strive to do better rather than wallow in our failures. I kind of had Jacques Brel’s lengthier songs and The Wasteland in mind, though I don’t much like Eliot.

Get it at Bandcamp.

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