Russell Swallow and the Wolf are Suffolk boy Russell Swallow and Australian girl Jess Kennedy. They write songs of every day passions, extraordinary moments and unsung heroes- delivered through driven and picked acoustic guitar, mercurial piano, woven vocal harmonies, drums and percussion.
They’re currently working independently, but in the last year they’ve toured Germany, played the Dutch Altersonic Festival, supported Britpop veterans Dodgy, festival favourites Will and the People and one-time Mercury Music Prize nominees Sweet Billy Pilgrim. Their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last August was awarded with a coveted 5★★★★★ review and an invitation to play in the BBC’s own EdFringe tent.
They’re currently recording their second EP at Guy Chamber’s Sleeper Studios with Oliver Som, who’s recent work includes the Hillsborough charity single.
In the meantime, they self-release two new tracks Charge of The Light Brigade and Africa on April 1st, the latter featuring additional vocals from Becky, Lucy and Emily of Heavenly Records’ Stealing Sheep.
You can catch Russell Swallow and the Wolf on tour across the UK right now, with dates supporting Rachel Sermanni, Gilmore & Roberts and playing alongside the talented Kimberly Anne and Next Big Thing 2013 Award Winner Raevennan Husbandes.
Here’s a short documentary from the duo and a free download of an unreleased song from their first debut EP:
The EP is officially released on on April 1st and includes the tracks ‘Charge of The Light Brigade’ and ‘Africa’ (featuring backing vocals from Becky, Lucy and Emily of Heavenly Records’ Stealing Sheep).
March 2013 Tour Dates
4th Monday : Blue Bus Tour, Woodbridge
5th Tuesday : Bob’s Folk Show Live Session
6th Wednesday : Bath Fringe, Bath
7th Thursday: Jika Jika, Bath
8th Friday : Studio Lounge, Totnes
9th Saturday : Riviera FM Live Session, Totnes
12th Tuesday : w/ Raevennan Husbandes, CB2 Cambridge
13th Wednesday : w/ Kimberly Ann, The Bicycle Shop, Norwich
15th Friday : Glasgow, Pulse Radio Live Session
17th Sunday : The Old Queen’s Head, London
20th Wednesday : The Brunswick, Hove
21st Thursday : w/ Raevennan Husbandes, Latest Music Bar, Brighton
26th Tuesday : w/ Kimberly Anne, Retro Bar, Manchester
28th Thursday : w/ Kimberly Anne, Uxbridge Folk Club, Middlesex
30th Saturday : Heebie Jeebies (afternoon set), Liverpool
31st Sunday : w/ Samantha Horwill, The Braich Goch, Corris, Mid Wales
They now adding European dates for April/May, and will be supporting the award winning Gilmore & Roberts at The Old Cinema Laundrette on April 24th!
Check their website here for more details: www.rsatw.co.uk