You don't need to be born under a full moon to have noticed the band obsession for wolf-bearing monikers. At least three from the ever-increasing list arrive at NXNE, Peanut Butter Wolf (okay not really a band, but still), Ketch Harbour Wolves and - the reason for this post - Montreal's We Are Wolves who turned up as special guests at a not-so secret Sneaky Dee's show last night.
Maybe it was the vodka (or my British ears), but I spent the first half of a conversation with two very affable members of TIGERRR BEAT (who play Sneaky Dee's tonight, incidentally) thinking they were telling me about a new edition to the directory called Weird Wolves, or Werewolves, before realising the it was just the tinnitus kicking in (and d'uh the punning is kind of the point).
Turns out I'm not the only one confused by all this lupine imagery though. Previous band Hot Springs apparently obviously thought they were being followed by Montreal's other howlers when PJ Harvey-alike lead singer encouraged us to stick around for Wolf Parade.
But what's in a name? Parade or no parade, weird or no, We Are Wolves were on form, delivering the pulsating Kraut-ish electro-rock to a spasming crowd of believers. Tonight, find me off hunting tigers...