Release Date: Sep 23, 2014
Record label: Pure Noise
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Punk-Pop
It’s weird to think that Gnarwolves are only now putting out their debut album. Since the release of EP CRU back in the summer of 2012 they’ve been one of the hottest bands in the UK punk scene, devoting themselves to a relentless touring schedule along the way. Now they’ve finally managed to find time out from their gruelling tour schedule for long enough to record an album – and my god is it a good one.
Their music has been blaring from manky UK skateparks for the past couple of years, and now it’s time for Gnarwolves to properly introduce themselves. This ratty debut speaks of nights spent wasted in parked cars, but alongside the breakneck power chords, there’s impressive range. From the frantic ‘Smoking Kills’ to the joyously frank drinking song ‘Bottle To Bottle’, there’s more than enough evidence to suggest the Brighton trio are the caustic blast of honesty and character the UK punk scene’s been lacking recently.
Occasionally bands come around who seem to immediately jump into the spotlight of their scene. For the UK punk scene, that band has been the Brighton trio Gnarwolves. They have gone from strength to astronomical strength, starting out on the usual support slots; now playing main stage at Reading and Leeds.Their self—titled debut is ten tracks long, and most of them skirt around the two—minute mark.