Gnarwolves – ‘Gnarwolves’

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The Brighton trio prepare to step out of skateparks and into the spotlight with brutally honest debut

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. ‘Day Man’ and ‘Prove It’ too, burn with a brightly melodic flame, suggesting letting Gnarwolves lead the way wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.

Ben Patashnik

Details

Record label: Big Scary Monsters/Tangled Talk
Release date: 15 Sep, 2014