Band of the Month
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hello again friends, we have another great act for you this month selected from submissions via ReverbNation during the month of May. Lunatic Wolf voted the winner by 6 out of 10 of the judges and also my personal favorite this month. Excellently crafted tunes for the soul. I have had songs from their album, “To the Adventure“ on repeat for days now and just can’t seem to get enough! Congratulations to Alternative Folk Rock band Lunatic Wolf! We can’t wait to see what you guys do next.
As part of the award package, Lunatic Wolf will also be featured in next month’s issue of the Indie Music Coalition Magazine, so please be sure to check that out too!
We will be in contact with the band more this month to see what else we can learn about this talented act. They are currently really busy, so check back weekly and be sure to tell your friends if you like them as much as we do! But for now, enjoy music and video below by Lunatic Wolf.
Dave Hughes: I love the simplicity of the arrangements and the lyrics are booming great!
The Tallest Tree (Live @ High Seas Studios) (Indie Rock)
Facebook Cover Photo
Lunatic Wolf is a contemporary folk-rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa. The band was formed in 2012 by Richard Oldfield and Gavin van den Berg who had been writing music together since their high school years. Oldfield and van den Berg explored various musical directions together, before settling on their current sound which has been likened to groups such as Death Cab for Cutie, Noah Gundersen, Mumford & Sons and Sufjan Stevens.
Lunatic Wolf’s debut release “To the Adventure” was recorded at High Seas Studios in Johannesburg and was co-produced by van den Berg and Jacques du Plessis (producer for Wrestlerish, Desmond & the Tutus, Shortstraw). The album captures the duo’s transition to adulthood, exploring themes of growth, childhood nostalgia and the end of life and love. Joined by Gavin Flaks (Wrestlerish), David Grevler (Wrestlerish), Jacques du Plessis (Wrestlerish) and Adrian Erasmus (Dance,you’reonfire), the 6-piece folk-rock collective plans to tour their new release and reach as many listeners as possible.
Lunatic Wolf Members
Gavin van den Berg
Jacques du Plessis
Music via ReverbNation