Wolf People Started As A Hip Hop Band

(Prog) Wolf People are one of the brightest rising stars in the world of folk-prog, but they started out as a hip hop band, says frontman Jack Sharp. Then he encountered the music of Pentangle, and everything changed.

The four-piece released second album Fain in April, soaked in English and Scottish folk tunes with a definite psychedelic twist. Sharp tells the Guardian: "I'd had a copy of Pentangle's first album for years, which I'd picked up for sampling and one day it just clicked.

"I realised my mum used to sing Let No Man Steal Your Thyme to me when I was a kid, so there was already a deep emotional connection. That was a gateway drug to folk for me.

"What draws me to traditional music is that the songs are there to do a job, to tell a story, to make work easier. There's no pomposity, celebrity or ego." What else inspired him?

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