The Lion And The Wolf is the moniker of singer-songwriter Thomas George who has just dotted the line with Xtra Mile Recordings (Against Me!, Rob Lynch, Northcote) where his sophomore album The Cardiac Hotel will be released on October 7th.
Heaven Forbid is the second track to be revealed from the record and the accompanying video was filmed solely in the Ventnor / Bonchurch area on the Isle of Wight. The concept behind the video sees Daniel Trevenna play a ‘Lucifer’ antagonist character who is referred to as ‘The Suit’.
The story being, he is attempting to take the human race down to hell / somewhere unpleasant, one by one, by placing a chess piece in front of the victims who are staying at ‘The Cardiac Hotel’.
Thomas comments on the video:
I hadn’t really thought about it until now, but perhaps it’s a reflection of how tempted I have been in the past to put music aside and go get a normal ‘suit’job
Since quitting the kind of life lived by the rest of us in January 2014, Thomas has played over 300 shows, supporting labelmates Rob Lynch, Northcote and PJ Bond, among others, as well as appearing at Slam Dunk, Isle of Wight Festival, 2000trees, Blissfields, Fest and Hevy. He released his debut album Symptoms late 2014, a full-band affair crafted from analogue sounds.
Second album The Cardiac Hotel was expedited and creatively driven by Thomas’s dad getting sick, the songs pouring forth as they tend to do when a loved one’s future is uncertain.