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Interview: Gnarwolves

Did you hear about Gnarwolves at Hevy Fest? They opened up the Main Stage on the Friday and were playing to about 8 people. Why so? Well, whoever it was at the arena entrance said that ‘no bands were playing’ and that nobody could enter, even though everyone could CLEARLY hear Gnarwolves. Cue super punk moment of everyone rushing the gates and storming in to watch one of the fastest rising bands the UK has to offer. Believe the hype.

Despite the alcohol we managed to chat to Gnarwolves about their previous musical endeavours, their involvement with Tangled Talk and watching movies with either ‘a chick or dudes’…

'CRU' by Gnarwolves is out now on Tangled Talk Records.

Gnarwolves links: Facebook|Twitter|BandCamp

View more of Already Heard’s coverage of Hevy Festival 2012 here.

Questions by Rosie Kerr (@Rosiekerr)

Gnarwolves Join Big Scary Monsters Records; ‘CRU’ EP CD Release Announced

Gnarwolves have joined Big Scary Monsters Records and will be re-releasing their latest EP 'CRU' on CD next month.

The EP, which comes in a cardboard wallet with a slipcase, was originally released on 7” vinyl via Tangled Talk earlier this year, and sold out within two days.

'CRU' can be pre-ordered through BSM Records.

28 - London, Old Blue Last (w/ Joyce Manor)
30 - Gloucester, Underground Festival
01 - Exeter, Phoenix (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
02 - Southampton, Mo Club (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
03 - Bristol, Trinity (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
04 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
05 - Glasgow, Garage (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
06 - Middlesbrough, Spensley’s Emporium
07 - Manchester, Club Academy (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
08 - Norwich, Arts Centre (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
09 - Birmingham, Academy II (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
10 - Leeds, Cockpit (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
11 - London, Electric Ballroom (w/ Lower Than Atlantis)
01.11 - Margate, West Coast Bar (w/ The Story So Far)
02.11 - Coventry, Kasbah (w/ The Story So Far)
03.11 - Bournemouth, Sound Circus (w/ The Story So Far)

Album Review: Gnarwolves - CRU EP

Gruff, fast and pop. Equally fitting of an unlikely brand of cereal, these qualitatives also conveniently fit Brighton punk outfit Gnarwolves. EP 'CRU' is a showcase of the warm-hearted aggression they wear on their sleeve through half a dozen fast-paced and rowdy tracks of pop-punk goodness. The band find their spot somewhere between the songwriting of early Against Me! combined with a style along the lines of Basement, a cocktail that surely has a bunch of people foaming at the mouth.

Opener ‘History Is Bunk’ is a short, sweet and triumphant blast as it sprints out of the starting blocks all crashing cymbals and raucous guitars before cutting with an effortless suddenness into a rousing chorus of gang vocals as they iterate again and again that ‘it’s not the same thing’. All credit should be due to the superb songwriting on display here as ‘We Want The Whip’ is another little gem that sees the band weave shouty verses with charming choruses ready to be shouted back at the band.

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Gnarwolves Release New EP (‘CRU’)

Gnarwolves have released their new EP 'CRU' through Tangled Talk.

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Gnarwolves Announce New EP ‘CRU’

Gnarwolves have announced they will release their new EP 'CRU' on July 16th through Tangled Talk Records.

1. History Is Bunk
2. We Want The Whip
3. Community, Stability, Identity
4. A Gram Is Better Than A Damn
5. Oh, Brave New World
6. Coffee

'Coffee' can be streamed below.