ALTERNATIVE MUSIC BANDS
The Lion and The Wolf
December 16, 2014
The Lion and The Wolf is the performing moniker of Thomas George. Thomas has been touring relentlessly throughout the year, and his addictive live set of dejected yet hopeful songs coupled with truthful and earnest vocals have seen him perform all over Europe, from the top to the bottom of the UK, not to mention UK and EU tour support for the likes of Rob Lynch, Our Time Down Here, Signals Midwest and Owls By Nature as well as appearances at Slam Dunk, Hevy and Isle of Wight Festival.
Staying true to the DIY ethic, this extensive touring has all been orchestrated off his own back – something The Lion & The Wolf ’s fans highly respect. More recently, Thomas has been in the studio in the south coast of England, recording The Lion & The Wolf ’s debut full length album ‘Symptoms’. The original bedroom recordings of lo-fi folk songs have been brought to life with full instrumentation and warm analogue sounds. Thomas’ very particular approach to the production of the record meant that the album was recorded with minimal digital plug-ins, serving to create a raw, natural sound and ultimately a more powerful impact, whilst in some ways staying true to the lo-fi sound that shaped previous releases.
Above all, The Lion & The Wolf is known for his solo live shows, which captivates audiences wherever he goes. His dynamic vocal and finger-picking guitar style, together with a tendency to step away from the mic and play directly in the crowd creates a unique, special and emotive experience for audiences.
2014 has already been an incredibly successful year for The Lion & The Wolf. In March he played main support to Rob Lynch on a three week EU tour. Following this he has returned to Europe multiple times as well as having played over one hundred shows collectively. The rest of the year saw The Lion & The Wolf strengthen his already impressive show count, with UK and EU tours right through until the end of December.
‘The Lion And The Wolf’ released his debut album ‘Symptoms’ which is available on BandCamp as of November 2014. We think ‘The Lion And The Wolf’ has big things on the horizon!
His sound can been compared to Simon & Garfunkel, with a splash of Stephen Fretwell and Damien Rice… We are blown away by this guy and his polished lyrics and at times haunting sound, this is definite must listen from the AltCorner staff. Pick up a glass of wine/beer/whiskey, and sit back and have your ears massaged to orgasm by this smooth-as-silk singer-songwriter.