Manchester Orchestra - Wolves At Night

Matt Churchill 26/09/2007

Rating: 4.5/5

With heartfelt lyrics and an intelligent sound, Manchester Orchestra hail from Atlanta and are sat on the cusp of 'breaking through'. The band, who have played on David Letterman's late night chat show are to support Kings Of Leon on their November/December UK tour.

'Wolves At Night' is a brooding number, and a strong song to be chosen as a single with an easy to remember chorus and singable verse. The track starts relying on a rotating tom drum pattern which gives way to guitars which cut through with authority before sliding back in to the distance during the second verse.

The American quintet will definitely be worth watching out for - fans of DIY indie will appreciate the musicality and vibe, whereas fans of singer songwriters will appreciate the high quality of writing. If there is an opportunity to catch Manchester orchestra live, take it with both hands - you may regret it if you don't.