WOLVE delivers in providing a progressive atmosphere filled with plenty of fantastic melodies, post rock build ups and impressive musicianship. With open minds and some fine talent, their possibilities are opened up.
WOLVE, a wild pack with an instinctive approach and performance. Julien Sournac’s artistic vision is an uncompromising quest for authenticity. Unburdened by labels, he infuses his riffs in 90’s alt-rock, can unplug his amp and pick up an accoustic guitar when it is the best way to sincerely represent his feelings in the moment. It is thanks to this approach that «Sleepwalker», WOLVE’s first album written by Julien Sournac and co-produced by Brice Chandler, has been lauded by the media (Music Waves, Neoprog, French-Metal, Koid’9, Soilchronicles, CORE&CO…).
Dreams are voyages, from nothingness to a far away nowhere. «Sleepwalker» is the chronicle of this voyage in three parts, at the limit of REM sleep. With ink diluted in jazz and ambient, WOLVE puts to paper and record the lives of its character on an inexhaustible palimpsest. The wolves howl and the Sleepwalker doesn’t wake up. Not completely at least…
The band’s live formation, centered around Julien (guitar and voice), is completed by Alexandre Aguilera (guitar), Hugues Lemaire (bass) and Simon Lemonnier (drums). WOLVE hunts its prey during the ascent of its wall of visceral guitars, until it falls into an ocean put to sleep by the undulations of a final cadenza. This singular pack has opened for Fish and Arena, at the Ninkasi Kao (Lyon) and the Divan du Monde(Paris), before being invited to the famous Prog’Resiste festival in Belgium, without ever letting go of its initial desire: to play ever more and continue moving ahead, ever closer to the hearts of its prey.
“Wolve is not trying to prove anything. He just tries to speak, and he does it correctly. It speaks to the heart.” soilchronicles.fr
“A high-quality debut album by a highly talented young artist.”progressor.net
“Sleepwalker est une invitation au voyage intérieur…”metalchroniques.fr