- 'gorgeous... a stunning concept record about rivers and water' The Guardian
- 'dazzling' Mojo
- 'a remarkably accomplished work in which the ancient & modern blend seamlessly' fRoots
- 'a truly eerie soundscape' Songlines
- 'totally compelling and totally immersive' BBC Radio 3
- 'compared to Björk and Julia Holter, but she really does not sound quite like anyone else... an impressive range of influences to create something that makes the ancient sound very new' The Quietus
You Are Wolf is the alt-folk project of award-winning composer and vocalist Kerry Andrew. Currently working as a trio with multi-instrumentalist Sam Hall and percussionist Peter Ashwell, KELD - an old Northern English word meaning “the deep, still, smooth part of a river” – is an album that explores and develops the theme of freshwater.
KELD includes traditional songs about waterfall banshees, killer female water sprites, drowning boys and powerful witches. Original songs are inspired by wild swimming, vengeful rivers, nymphs and naiads, and even an Anglo-Saxon charm. You Are Wolf brings these ancient songs and stories into the present, with bold arrangements inspired by leftfield pop, new classical music and electronica.
It’s an album that not only draws from innovative contemporary folk artists including Lisa Knapp (who features here on “The Weeper”), Sam Lee and The Unthanks, but also by music outside the folk sphere: everything from minimalist composer Steve Reich to PJ Harvey, traditional Central African Pygmy music and Julia Holter. The award-winning poet Robin Robertson also appears.
released March 23, 2018
Kerry Andrew - vocals, keyboard, recorder, pipes, percussion
Sam Hall - 'cello, bass guitar, electric guitar, banjolele, trumpet, percussion, vocals
Peter Ashwell - percussion, vocals
Produced by MaJiKer
Also feat. Lisa Knapp (Track 10), Robin Robertson (Track 12), Molly and Imogen Snow (Track 12).
With field recordings by Kerry Andrew, Saskia Ventrillion, Grace and Freyja Parnaby
'Imagine Bjork working her magic on
the English folk tradition' Uncut
You Are Wolf ( Kerry Andrew with Sam Hall & Peter Ashwell) explores new ways into the English folk tradition, with bold arrangements & folklore-inspired originals influenced by electronica, new classical & pop.
Kerry's debut novel SWANSONG, was published in 2018....more
I saw the sisters live, pre Covid, in a tiny chapel in Settle, North Yorks. Mesmerising, beautiful, no amplification and as raw as you get, a memorable gig. This record expands on their creativity and unique offering to the World of Folk. A beautiful album crossing several musical genres. JohnT42