Real name Max McElligott, the 24 year old could quite easily be the hypothetical love child of Bowie and Eno. Teaming up with former Rakes drummer Lasse Peterson, he has created his debut album "Suego Faults" produced by Dave Fridmann of MGMT and Flaming Lips fame making Wolf Gang the first UK act the renowned collaborator has worked with.
Teaming up deep in the North American woods, McElligott and Fridmann got to work on writing and recording new material, in which Max explains..."We had been working so quickly I only finished writing lyrics for the final song on the album a few days before I left. I was so happy there, I didn't want to leave".
The partnership is one of chance, with Fridmann stumbling across a demo of "Lions In Cages" recorded in McElligott's bedroom. With their combined experience and creativity, they formulated an eclectic and albeit captivating debut.
With a list of supporting gigs including Florence And The Machine, Miike Snow, Metric and Editors, Wolf Gang toured the UK including a sell out show at London's White Heat night.
Recently adding a fourth live member to the mix, McElligott has lured himself from behind the keyboard to produce an inexplicable amount of showmanship and add an electrical surge, giving that extra resounding energy, making him a definite live act to behold.
Released through Atlantic Records on 27th June 2011, "Seugo Faults" will ooze a certain ferociousness, incorporating flamboyant striking beats over benevolent melodies, one which is causing a severe amount of hype and anticipation.
Having teamed up with producer Dan Fridmann (MGMT and The Flaming Lips,) Wolf Gang's sound has grown from the days of the home produced Pieces of You into a polished and poignant dish of songsmithery that has begun to attract attention from all sides of the musical spectrum.With a nucleus of euphoric pop that twists and turns with harmonies, buzzing guitars and sharp drums Max McElligott begs the question: "If you're the chosen one, how does it feel to be loved by no one? If you're the number one, where do you run to? Can you hide behind the sun?" 'Dancing With The Devil' belongs in that summer sun and will undoubtedly fill festival goers with an undiluted joy as McElligott's affinity with strong songwriting continues and further lifts the anticipation that surrounds the curtain raiser to his LP career.