Any history of The Wolfe Brothers that doesn’t begin four generations ago isn’t quite complete. The revered country duo, comprised of brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe, have become renowned over the past few years for their jaw-dropping live shows and slow-but-steady ascent to Australian country music’s upper echelon. Part of their rise has been due to talent, and a lot of it due to hard work. Tom yarns once again with Gman on 3KND.
Hot on the heels of their 13th consecutive #1 release “No Brakes”, The Wolfe Brothers are back with another killer single “Anybody Ever”, penned with the two-time Grammy nominated James T Slater (Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood). The second single under global recording deal with BMG, from their yet-to-be-released fifth studio album, “Anybody Ever” is a vibrant retro track that will have fans singing along.
Recording “Anybody Ever” was a bit of an experience in itself as well. Thanks to COVID-19, The Wolfe Brothers’ plan to head into the studio to record the next batch of songs changed. Initially they started recording the track in a studio in Sydney, but when the band was forced into isolation back home in Tasmania, they decided to continue recording the album in Nick Wolfe’s home studio. It has been a blessing, with Nick taking charge of the songs and the brothers working together to bring the sounds they wanted to fruition. “This song actually changed quite dramatically from the way it was first imagined,” says Nick.
“What started out as a 70’s-ish chill-type tune got a trip in a DeLorean to the following decade track, ended up as we know it now – an anthemic 80’s-style jam. In the context of the rest of the forthcoming album, without giving too much away, it made sense to make it feel more from the cassette-era than from the vinyl-era, but more on that to come! I think also we were watching a lot of the show Stranger Things during the recording process and that may have seeped in. It’s definitely a little bit quirky and we could have gone a lot safer with the production, but hey, what’s the fun in that?!”