Dutch Trio DeWolff Reveal Cinematic Video for “Will o’ The Wisp”

Dutch Trio DeWolff Reveal Cinematic Video for “Will o’ The Wisp”

11th April 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Dutch trio DeWolff has revealed the stunningly cinematic video for “Will o’ The Wisp,” taken from their number one album, ‘Love, Death & In Between’, (reviewed HERE‘) released in February via Mascot Records.

Talking about “Will o’ The Wisp, the band say, “This song might be one of our favorite songs from our latest album. It was inspired by a folklore tale: the will o’ the wisp is a strange light that can appear above swamps and marshlands, possibly leading nightly wanderers -mistaking it for a sign of life, shelter for the night, or maybe a friendly spirit to guide them through the dark- to their demise, to their drowning in the deadly waters of the swamplands. A strict diet of Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac and Santana provided the rest of the inspiration for this song that basically wrote itself. The Will o’ the Wisp’s tale of mysticism really resonated with our good friend and filmmaker Damien Hope (who made a documentary called DEDICATION, featuring a certain Pablo van de Poel), who liked the song so much he proposed to make a video for it. Together with a tiny crew, he traveled to Scotland to shoot this breathtakingly beautiful piece of art, this video that perfectly complements our music. We are incredibly proud to present to you: WILL O’ THE WISP!”

They have previously released the videos for “Heart Stopping Kinda Show” andNight Trainfrom their first #1 album – ‘Love, Death & In Between’ – in their native Netherlands. In May 2022, they went to Kerwax, an analog studio in the village of Loguivy-Plougras in Brittany. Located in North-western France and surrounded by forests, they retreated to the residential studio for two weeks, engulfed in vintage recording equipment from the 1940s to the 1970s. They recently released a documentary of the making of the album, DeWolff – Together at Kerwax.


The band spent the second half of 2022 careering across Europe with TOTO, The Black Crowes, and several headline shows. They recently completed a staggering run of sold-out shows this year, as they called through the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, and the UK. Taking a brief pause to celebrate a nomination for an Edison Award (The Dutch Grammy’s) for their album ‘Double Cream’ with The Dawn Brothers, they have already packed back up and hit the road for some more heavy-duty touring, including upcoming performances at Paaspop, Roadburn, Pinkpop, North Sea Jazz Festival. Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea III Mediterranean cruise and more.


Recording live to tape, with no overdubs, brothers Pablo (guitar/vocals) and Luka van de Poel (drums/vocals) alongside Robin Piso (Hammond/Wurlitzer) were joined by a host of friends for the recordings. The themes on the album were partly inspired by novels from 20th-century American authors, particularly John Steinbeck’s ‘Tortilla Flat. “There is a quote from him, ‘The good story lay in half-told things which must be filled in out of the hearer’s own experience,’ and that was something I really wanted to do with lyrics on this record.” At the same time, the band was deep diving into old soul and R&B records – Sam Cooke, The Impressions, The Coasters, The Clovers, Ray Charles and Little Richard, as well as a heavy dose of the gospel – The Soul Stirrers, Al Green and early records by The Staple Singers.

Tour Dates

APR 15: NL – Recordstore Day

APR 21: NL – Tilburg, Roadburn Festival

APR 27: NL – Arnhem, Koningsdag

APR 29: NL – DOUBLE CREAM @ Groningen, Rythm & Bluesnight

MAY 05: NL – Rotterdam, Bevrijdingsfestival

MAY 26: CH – Gilly, Pop-Rock Festival

MAY 27: DE – Lahnstein, Lahneck Live

JUN 01: NL – Haarlem, Worldrecord recording and releasing vinyl

JUN 03: NL – Hellendoorn, Dauwpop

JUN 04: NL – Zoetermeer, Boerderij

JUN 17: NL – Landgraaf, Pinkpop Festival – 12:00h

JUN 17: NL – Deventer, Tuinfeest – 20:00h

JUN 23: FR – Penmarc’h, God save the Kouign Festival

JUN 25: NL – DOUBLE CREAM @ Tilburg, Spoorpark Festival

JUL 01: NL – Oss, Muze Miss

JUL 02: NL – DOUBLE CREAM @ Amsterdam, Paradiso

JUL 08: NL – DOUBLE CREAM @ Rotterdam, North Sea Jazz Festival

JUL 26: DE – Dortmund, Junkyard Festival

JUL 27: DE – Pfarrkirchen, Bogaloo Open Air

JUL 28: DE – Munchen, Free & Easy Festival

JUL 29: DE – Breitenbach, Burg Herzberg Festival

AUG 11: NL – DOUBLE CREAM @ Zeist, Slot Zeist

AUG 12: NL – Ulft, Huntenpop

AUG 17-22: GR – Keeping the Blues Alive CRUISE

AUG 25: NL – Sittard, Sint Rosa Festival

AUG 26: CH – Glarus, Sound of Glarus Festival

AUG 31: NL – DOUBLE CREAM @ Valkenburg, Openluchttheater

SEP 08: NL – Tiel, Appelpop

SEP 09: NL – DOUBLE CREAM @ Ommen, Bostheater

SEP 10: NL – Den Bosch, Hogen Bomen Festival

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