Made up of Paloma Gil and Louise Hayat-Camard, The Dove and The Wolf have only had an EP and a single release to their name before Fat Possum caught onto their warm and heart-filled songwriting. Written in a state of upheaval, waiting for visas and being in Paris at the time of the Bataclan attacks is certainly a driving force on Don’t Know What To Feel. It is tragic, human, and filled with a strong determination to survive.
Vinyl 12" £8.99 FP16051
7-track 12" EP on Fat Possum.
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Well this is pretty nice. Written in the aftermath of the Bataclan attacks the record is almost the perfect soundtrack to today's sense of unease. The line "I can't stop thinking about it and I don't know what to feel" on 'Seven Days' sums up that kind of sad confusion. It comes near the end of a rather lovely tune that recalls the Amazing's style of evocative and chiming guitar pop. An impressive tune made better by their very direct confessional songwriting. The girls harmonise beautifully throughout - 'Motion Sickness' has something of Joy Division's 'Atmosphere' but again with very linear subject matter. I like the Dove and the Wolf best though when they are breezy, the oddly titled 'the Smell of Us' is another driving pop song with lots of jangling guitar songs and drifting atmospherics. There's something of the War on Drugs in this kind of twilit soft rock and I like it.
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