Feed the Wolf EP

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Feed the Wolf
EP by The Red Paintings
Released Australia 11 June 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Experimental, alternative rock, orchestral art rock
Label Independent
Producer Trash McSweeney, TidyKid
The Red Paintings chronology
Destroy the Robots
(2006)Destroy the Robots2006
Feed the Wolf
You're Not One of Them
(2013)String Module Error: Match not found2013
Singles from Feed the Wolf
  1. "We Belong in the Sea"
    Released: 29 January 2008

Feed the Wolf is the seventh release and sixth EP by the Brisbane band The Red Paintings. It was released in Australia on 11 June 2007, and was funded entirely by fan donations and created without management or label. The album spawned the single "We Belong in the Sea". The album included two cover songs, "Sing" by The Dresden Dolls and "Mercy Seat" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Feed the Wolf received positive reviews, but not as overwhelming as previous releases. Sputnikmusic staff reviewer Alex Silveri said "Feed the Wolf isn't the moving wonder that was Walls, nor as catchy and exciting as Destroy the Robots, but it still retains all the elements that make the Red Paintings one of the most exciting bands out there in the Australian landscape today". The album is referred to as being not as easily accessible as their previous work, although praise (also amongst user comments) was high for their rendition of the Nick Cave classic, likened to a "epic trembling wave, building itself from a slow piano introduction and ending in a hail of torrential drumming and blinding fierceness".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Feed the Wolf" – 5:33
  2. "Sing" – 5:21
  3. "We Belong in the Sea" – 3:41
  4. "Mercy Seat" – 5:15
  5. "Feed the Wolf" (radio edit) – 3:49
  6. "Destroy the Humans" – 4:00


  • Trash Mcsweeney – vocals, guitar, piano ("We Belong in the Sea"), keyboard, bass
  • Ellen Stancombe – violin
  • Andy Davis – drums, percussion
  • Amanda Holmes – bass
  • David Sue Yek – cello, piano ("Mercy Seat")
  • Lionel Theunissen – additional vocals ("Destroy the Humans")
  • Wayne Jennings – cello ("Destroy the Humans")


  1. ^ a b Alex Silveri (June 2007). "Feed The Wolf". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 29 June 2009.