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The Wolfmen: Married To The Eiffel Tower

Ex-Ants give it the rock’n’roll.

Led by veteran Adam & The Ants survivors Marco Pirroni and Chris Constantinou, The Wolfmen follow their enjoyable 2008 glam-boogie debut Modernity Killed Every Night with something that’s dirtier and murkier in all the right places.

Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols assisted with production/mixing on half the tracks, and it shows: the band sound less like a pub outfit in thrall to rockabilly and more like authentic, bloodshot creatures of the night in flapping coats – albeit creatures obsessed with American 60s pop culture.

Sinead O’Connor contributes guest vocals on the eerie noir of Jackie, Is It My Birthday? while the exhilarating cover of lesser-known Velvet Underground gem I’m Not A Young Man Anymore has understandably won Lou Reed’s rare approval.

Chris Roberts has written about music, films, and art for innumerable outlets. His new book The Velvet Underground is out April 4. He has also published books on Lou Reed, Elton John, the Gothic arts, Talk Talk, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Abba, Tom Jones and others. Among his interviewees over the years have been David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Bryan Ferry, Al Green, Tom Waits & Lou Reed. Born in North Wales, he lives in London.