Release Date: Nov 27, 2012
Record label: It Never Rains
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
If there's one constant about Paul Marshall as an artist it's an unassailable willingness to evolve gracefully with every recording. Whereas 2007's Vultures introduced him to the world as a Nick Drake loving troubadour of considerable repute, it was the follow-up, three years later, that really highlighted Marshall as one of this nation's most understated talents. Having reinvented himself as Lone Wolf, Marshall constructed a set of darkly-intoned ballads with the help of Jeniferever's Kristofer Jonson and Duels drummer-cum-producer extraordinaire James Kenosha.
Lone Wolf, aka Paul Marshall, is widely described as an alternative folk singer/songwriter, but that doesn’t really prepare you for the sounds on new album, ‘The Lovers’. What we mean by ‘folk’ is so muddy that we’ve created sub-genre after sub-genre to try to clean the definition up, but it obviously hasn’t worked very well: ‘alternative folk’ is just more confusing. If contemporary folk music is everything folk-like which isn’t traditional, then isn’t all contemporary folk alternative? I don’t know.