Lone Wolf began life in 2009 in various dusty rooms and tape studios around Sweden where Paul Marshall (aka Lone Wolf) pulled his songs and ideas slowly together with the assistance of Kristofer Jonson from Jeniferever. After a month of various field recordings, sneaking into concert halls late at night to use the piano, setting up their gear in small village churches, and other places they could find, the basic album tracks were done. The resulting album, The Devil And I, Lone Wolf’s debut, was released on Bella Union in mid-2010 to welcome arms. A new singer-songwriter to behold was born that day.
A year followed of Paul sharpening his teeth on the road, looking for a leaner, more focussed sound; one he could truly call his own. Sharing stages across the UK, USA and Europe alongside friends and fellow sonic sculptors Wild Beasts, Radiohead’s Phil Selway, The Invisible and more and playing both solo and with a full band, the seeds of Lone Wolf’s second chapter were sewn.
Throughout 2011 Paul meticulously crafted a new creative template he could draw from, pooling all his experience thus far into a new melting pot; with the aim of creating music free of immediate categorisation. He called upon the talents once again of James Kenosha (who mixed The Devil And I) and producer Jon Fougler to make an experimental yet definitive statement of an artist willing to push his own boundaries and also an audience’s pre-conceptions. Putting narrative and his powerful vocals front and centre, the rest of the sonic canvas was free to paint as was his will.
The first fruits of this labour comes in the form of the song The Swan of Meander, which - using powerful percussion, Paul’s adept skills on 6-string (electric) guitar and the soaring backing vocals of Blue Roses - provides a very neat bridge between The Devil And I and Lone Wolf’s upcoming album, The Lovers, which will be released in the Autumn.
Not only that, Lone Wolf will also feature - twice - upon the upcoming Talk Talk tribute charity compilation, The Spirit Of Talk Talk, with Recoil (Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode), Joan as Police Woman, King Creosote, Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire) and many more, which will be released in the Summer.
The Lovers: Recorded by James Kenosha. Produced by Jon Foulger, James Kenosha and Paul Marshall.