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DeWolff's Wolffpack conjures up pandemic-defying feel-good rock’n’roll

On Wolffpack, Dutch rockers DeWolff party like it's 1969

DeWolff - Wolffpack
(Image: © Mascot)

DeWolff do not like being idle. This much is evident from their output over the past three years – Thrust (2018), Live & Outta Sight II (2019) and the stripped-down Tascam Tapes (2020) – and despite the pandemic cutting short their touring last year the trio set about creating Wolffpack, an antidote to the shoestring Tascam Tapes

This is full-on psychedelic rock, the ubiquitous swirling Hammond bringing the feel of an off-kilter Deep Purple to tunes like opener Yes You Do and Lady J, while Bona Fide rides an absolutely smoking swampy slide riff. 

R U My Saviour, Do Me, Sweet Loretta and Half Of Your Love feature the kind of knowing nods to classic disco, soul and funk that signal a deep connection to the original source: you simply can’t make music this organic and stylish without being a fan. Indeed, Treasure City Moonchild is so on the button it could be the fuzzed-up theme tune to a cult Blaxploitation movie.

DeWolff are completely in their element here – loose, groovy, and partying like it’s 1969. 

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.