INTERVIEW: Mt. Wolf….. and listen to Shapeshift


Mt. Wolf is likely one of my dreamiest bands of 2013. There is just something so bloody wonderful about their entire vibe. They are just so fucking delicious… DELICIOUS.

Shapeshift was thrown out into the ethers today, and that’s pretty pleasing. Team are that sort of music that could perfectly soundtrack all the greatest moments of your life. Shit’s moving; it grows, it falls, it stirs excitement and it almost gives you itty bitty tears of sheer fucking happiness or sadness – pending emotional state.

I’m all about the feelings these days. And let’s be frank – you should be too. There is far too much thinking. Stop thinking and get around a good bit of life execution by emotion – this is a special shout out to Germans, you guys really consider things far too much.

It’s a bit cheesy that this all makes me want to live life with reckless abandon. And let’s be clear – I don’t mean reckless abandon like one night stands without contraception, that’s simply irresponsible. But you know – just fucking live a bit. Travel, eat new foods, say hi to strangers, don’t throw in the towel when it all gets a bit tricky.

I managed to get an interview with the whole team. It is inline with what you have come to expect from me, your regular crowd-sourced erratic nonsense (I do love you guys for getting involved.)

So, read on Pancakes! listen to their latest track and stop considering so much.


LUCY: If you were an Australian animal, which would you be? I
MT. WOLF (AL): The Kookaburra. It’s an amazing bird, not dissimilar to a Kingfisher. They’ve got an insane call, completely mental and hyperactive. I learnt a song about the Kookaburra at primary school for some reason:

‘Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must be’

Inspiring stuff…

LUCY: Would you rather be attacked by a single horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses? Why?
MT. WOLF: Oh definitely a single horse-sized duck. A single anything, instead of a hundred anything any time! Imagine the annoyance of 100 tiny horses running and pecking at you?! Urgh, no thanks…

A horse-sized duck would be great to cuddle anyway, like a football mascot, or a character at Disneyland…

LUCY: Out of all the places you’ve been, where was the best tasting tap water?
MT. WOLF: Clapham North

LUCY: Who is your spirit animal/ why?…Mine is Nicholas Cage, because it’s Nicholas Cage.
MT. WOLF: Neil Young, because he wrote Harvest Moon and Southern Man (amongst other GREATS) Or Jeff Buckley because it’s Jeff Buckley

LUCY: First CD/ tape? And your age at the time.
MT. WOLF (AL): B*Witched’s album B*Witched. I was 10 and in awe! Ha. It was shortly followed by Billie Piper, Honey to the B’. You can see a trend there…
MT. WOLF (KATE): Shania Twain ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ on tape. I was 8 and used to sing along at the top of my lungs from the back of the family Vauxhall Nova.
MT. WOLF (STEVIE): Will Smith ‘Big Willie Style’ because it had the singles ‘Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It’ and ‘Miami’ on it. I wish I could say my experience in buying music had evolved somewhat since then. However every time I buy a rubbish album off the back of one or two good songs I relive the feelings of disappointment and confusion that I suffered as an 8 year old boy all those years ago…
MT. WOLF (BASSI): My first two tapes were Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled album (I promise I wasn’t an angry kid) and a reggae compilation (see…). The first CD I got was OK Computer by Radiohead – still a massive inspiration production-wise.

LUCY: Weapon of choice? I think mine would be a taser gun.
MT. WOLF: A truck full of duck sized horses

LUCY: If you won a goldfish at a fair – what would you call it? Any profound meaning behind it?
MT. WOLF: Gary. Gary the Goldfish. I don’t think you can trust something that potentially won’t survive the journey home with anything too profound..

LUCY: What was your album of 1999?
MT. WOLF (AL): Well I was quite young… I wish I could be saying Jeff Buckley – ‘Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk’, but in all honesty, being a Brightonian, it was ‘You’ve come a long way Baby’ by Fat Boy Slim. (I answered this question thinking you asked about 1998, I’ve now realised it’s ’99, but I haven’t changed my answer ‘cos Fat Boy Slim is worth talking about..)
MT. WOLF (KATE): Destiny’s Child ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’
MT. WOLF (STEVIE): Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Californication’ or Eminem ‘The Slim Shady LP’. I can’t really listen to RHCP or Eminem anymore, probably because I’m no longer a Sk8er boi wearing Addidas poppers…
MT. WOLF (BASSI): I want to say Big Calm by Morcheeba but I think that was ’98? If so S&M by Metallica or 13 by Blur…

LUCY: IF someone asked you for a random question for an interview with an unknown person – what would your’s be, and how would you answer it?
MT. WOLF: I’d ask what their favourite one liner joke was.
If I were to answer:
Q – Why did the Mexican push his wife off a cliff?
A – Tequila

LUCY: Tell us anything you deem relevant.
MT. WOLF (BASSI): My current conundrum is… If dolphins had opposable thumbs, would they be as advanced as us….?

That is definitely something to think about, thanks..



About LUCY

Femme of sass, sometimes.