will the fire survive? Wu Lyf : an interview
will the fire survive? Wu Lyf : an interview

Everyone’s favourite shadowy musical agent provacateurs, Wu Lyf, are back out on the road.

The band, who’s debut album was brilliantly decisive as well as being just brilliant have a typically well thought out bunch of dates as they continue to buck the cliche.

The new single, ‘We Bros’ is released on November 7th on the band’s own Lyf Recordings.

The single is a reworked, updated version of the track that appears on the band’s debut album ”ËœGo Tell Fire To The Mountain’.

Wu Lyf return with new single and tour
Wu Lyf return with new single and tour

Built around the anthemic chorus chants of “We bros you lost man / We bros so long / Put away your guns man / And sing this song”, ”ËœWe Bros’ is the track that WU LYF have been closing their live shows with in front of thousands of people over the summer


”ËœWe Bros’ will be available on heavyweight 12” vinyl and digital download and will come backed with remixes from S. Maharba and Young Montana. The vinyl version will feature three tracks on side A and etched artwork on side B.

WU LYF also recently announced an eight date UK headline tour, including a London show at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 26th October. And, following recent sold out shows in New York and LA, the band will return to the USA in November for a twelve date headline tour.

The UK October 2011 tour dates are:

17th The Other Rooms, NEWCASTLE
18th Institute, Temple Rooms, BIRMINGHAM
19th Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS
21st Rescue Rooms , NOTTINGHAM
22nd Kazimier, LIVERPOOL
25th Thekla, BRISTOL
26th Shepherds Bush Empire, LONDON
27th Coalition, BRIGHTON

Meanwhile, WU LYF’s debut album continues to gain momentum. Recorded in a disused Manchester church and produced by the band themselves, ”ËœGo Tell Fire To The Mountain’ was released globally on the band’s own 100% independent L Y F Recordings to widespread acclaim:

“Dark, beautiful and ridiculously euphoric” ”“ The Guardian

“The third millennium begins with WU LYF” ”“ Les Inrockuptibles

“WU LYF have made an album of exhilarating expanse and passion that sounds like indie rock and yet feels way bigger” PItchfork 8.4 (Best New Music)

“Manchester’s next great band” ”“ Q ****

“The most urgent and impassioned young band to emerge in the last few years” ”“ The Fy


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