Here on altrocklife, as well as over on Scene Better Days, I’ve written quite a lot about Thomas George, aka singer-songwriter The Lion And The Wolf. I reviewed his debut LP Symptoms last November, plus in July I reported that he was heading on tour with PJ Bond.
Now, The Lion And The Wolf is set to release a brand new single, My Father’s Eyes – a tribute to George’s father who had a heart attack and survived last year. Due out on October 2, the single is released on 7” storm grey hand numbered vinyl and limited to 250 copies. Each record comes with a personalised thank you note and access to four exclusive bonus recordings.
The B-side is Bar Stools, another track which highlights The Lion and the Wolf’s new approach of recording full band.
Speaking of the release, George said: “I am so overwhelmingly happy with the way that these tracks have come together. It was an amazing experience to go into the studio and record the music live with the band – you can feel the grooves and movement in the recordings and I get a real kick from that.
“I think this single really documents the direction that ‘The Lion and the Wolf’ is moving in and acts as a bridge between ‘Symptoms’ and the second record.”
Both songs were tracked live at Auckland House, which is the same studio where Symptoms was brought to life – nothing wrong with returning to tried and tested methods!