Let's Wrestle, Charles Howl
Saturday April 5th
Grey Lantern is delighted to present Fortuna POP! signings Let’s Wrestle, as the trio tour in support of their new self-titled third LP.
‘Their finest collection yet’ – NME
‘Bristling with ideas, it’s an album worth getting to grips with’.– Q
More heartfelt and musically diverse than previous albums, Let’s Wrestle sees the band enter a new phase of maturity and sophistication giving front man Wesley Patrick Gonzalez a forum to showcase his songwriting talents and love of classic pop.
Straddling the sounds of the psych pop pioneers of the 60s and the Laurel Canyon cowboys of the 70s, Gonzalez still manages to give the songs on the new album a quintessentially English twist. For the first time, strings and horns are brought in giving the record a bigger, fuller sound, drawing on inspiration from the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Judee Sill, Harry Nilsson, Fairport Convention and The Kinks.
Named by Lawrence (Felt, Denim) after a book by David Shrigley, Let’s Wrestle were formed by Wesley Patrick Gonzalez on guitar and vocals with Darkus Bishop on drums and Mike Lightning on bass, recording their first two albums with that line-up before Mike left and was replaced by Sam Pillay (who left after the recording of the new album to focus on his band Virginia Wing). The third album also saw the addition of Max Claps of The Proper Ornaments on guitar, along with guest appearances by Darren Hayman on B Bender guitar, Meilyr Jones from Racehorses on organ and Max Bloom from Yuck on trumpet.