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Emporio Armani Summer Live: Wolf Gang

Dazed spoke to the hand-picked performer for the second edition in the series of secret garden gigs from the Italian brand

Second helpings of Armani's Summer Live project will be served up with a healthy dose of hotly tipped, rising star, Wolf Gang.  The singer was invited to perform at the exclusive private gig after a staff member at Armani heard his music. With a jam packed festival season to endure over the coming months, (no we don't feel sorry for him either!) and his debut album, Suego Faults, about to be released Mr Gang's buzz is definitely only going to get bigger. We caught Wolf Gang on some down time for a little chat...

Dazed Digital: How did you get involved with Armani on this Summer Live project?
Wolf Gang:
I think someone who works over at Armani had heard and was into the music, so they got in touch. I immediately said yes to the offer...

DD: What do you like about Armani fashion?
Wolf Gang:
It would seem like an obvious thing to point out, but the quality of the Giorgio Armani's collection is just so high. They very kindly gifted a beautiful dinner jacket to me and just putting it on and feeling its perfect cut was a sort of one off experience, it's probably the nicest piece of clothing I now own.

DD: What other projects are you currently working on?
Wolf Gang:
I'm just concentrating at the moment on the festival season, I think it's going to be taking up most of my time in the run up  to and following through from the release of my debut album in July. We've got Glasto, V festival, Secret Garden Party, T in the Park, Lovebox and a bunch of others...I've actually just got back from supporting The Killers at Hyde Park, it was amazing fun, I love playing festival stages, there's so much room to move about!

DD: What three songs are on your summer playlist?
Wolf Gang:
Modest Mouse 'Float On' / MGMT 'Congratulations' / David Byrne and Brian Eno 'Strange Overtones'

DD: Finish this sentence: The best thing about summer is...?
Wolf Gang: The return of our native swallow, obviously.