WOOLFY

WOOLFY

Woolfy is known around the world as a disco troubadour with an unmistakable English-inflected vocal delivery, usually caught somewhere between drawl and “mesmerizing falsetto”. Woolfy’s earlier outings on Rong and James Murphy’s DFA included the perennial favorite “Odyssey”, the lovelorn “Looking Glass”, and “Oh Missy”, described as sounding like “late-70s pop-disco Stones”. These, along with a series of full-length albums and singles as one half of Woolfy vs Projections on Permanent Vacation (now simply Projections), have seen him firmly cemented as a leading voice in both the modern disco and Balearic “revivals”. Recent collaborations with Lexx on summer digi-reggae jam Too Hot (Phantom Island, 2019) and with Coyote on the Return To Life EP (Is It Balearic, 2021) continue the trend. Whereas that duo’s style fuses California AOR, cosmic funk, synth pop and afterhours house music, Woolfy’s solo material tends to draw on the influence of the classic pop, indie-rock, shoegaze and new wave that soundtracked James’ musical coming of age in the 80s. Songs such as the runaway success City Lights (Future Classic, 2014) reveal a rogue indie-pop sensibility, leading to comparisons such as “Kings Of Convenience jamming with James Murphy on the beach”. Woolfy’s forthcoming solo output on Ritual Release finds him one foot still on the dancefloor, the other in a more personal space and turning towards traditional songwriting. The result is not just his most authentic and creative work to date, but also his most accomplished.

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Woolfy is known around the world as a disco troubadour with an unmistakable English-inflected vocal delivery, usually caught somewhere between drawl and “mesmerizing falsetto”. Woolfy’s earlier outings on Rong and James Murphy’s DFA included the perennial favorite “Odyssey”, the lovelorn “Looking Glass”, and “Oh Missy”, described as sounding like “late-70s pop-disco Stones”. These, along with a series of full-length albums and singles as one half of Woolfy vs Projections on Permanent Vacation (now simply Projections), have seen him firmly cemented as a leading voice in both the modern disco and Balearic “revivals”. Recent collaborations with Lexx on summer digi-reggae jam Too Hot (Phantom Island, 2019) and with Coyote on the Return To Life EP (Is It Balearic, 2021) continue the trend. Whereas that duo’s style fuses California AOR, cosmic funk, synth pop and afterhours house music, Woolfy’s solo material tends to draw on the influence of the classic pop, indie-rock, shoegaze and new wave that soundtracked James’ musical coming of age in the 80s. Songs such as the runaway success City Lights (Future Classic, 2014) reveal a rogue indie-pop sensibility, leading to comparisons such as “Kings Of Convenience jamming with James Murphy on the beach”. Woolfy’s forthcoming solo output on Ritual Release finds him one foot still on the dancefloor, the other in a more personal space and turning towards traditional songwriting. The result is not just his most authentic and creative work to date, but also his most accomplished.