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“Somewhere between us is an atmosphere…” so starts the first song on Dressed Like Wolves’ brand new long player, “…in the end we all just walk off into the sea in the eyes of the ones we left behind.” The album with the longest title of the year so far has a real atmosphere, singer songwriter Rick Dobbing has spent two years writing and recording this second album with long term collaborators Matthew Brown and Daniel Allen.

Thornaby’s perfect purveyors of lo-fi folk pop recorded their new record in the attic of Rick’s farm house and a few pubs around Middlesbrough on cassettes, a reel to reel machine and even an old IBM PC. There is a real intimacy about the recordings that perfectly captures Rick’s crackling, half-whispered vocals and the buzz and creaks of an old chord organ that accompanies many of the songs. It all builds and opens out to an unexpectedly epic finale of Trying To Walk Off Into The Sea But It’s Too Late.

Dressed Like Wolves play Ku Bar, Stockton on Friday 13th February. In The End We All Just Walk Off Into The Sea In The Eyes Of The Ones We Left Behind is available now.

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