Wunderhorse turns bitterness on its head with a scuzzy new single ‘Leader Of The Pack’, the next cut from forthcoming debut album ‘Cub’.
In a press release, Wunderhorse discussed the song’s thematic interest. “[It’s] about betrayal,” he said, “about not being able to escape the thing that eats away at you, it’s a song written as a means of getting even.”
Listen to ‘Leader Of The Pack’ below:
Announcing the album last month, Slater discussed his transition from frontman of Dead Pretties to a solo artist. “I was tired of having to get up on stage and pretend I wanted to throw myself around and smash things up every night and sing these intense songs,” he said.
“They were good songs, but I didn’t think we’d be able to transition into doing the more introspective music that I wanted to make. I thought it would just alienate people.”
He added: “I stopped taking drugs and I stopped the band. The two things seemed to go hand in hand. I thought if I carried on with the band, I wouldn’t be able to not keep doing that to myself.
“There’s the old myth that you need to take a load of drugs to be really creative, but I was much more creative when I wasn’t taking drugs. I wanted to love that part of myself again and I wanted to fall back in love with music again.”
As well as today’s (July 14) new release, Slater has announced he’ll be performing a headline show at London’s Lafayette on October 20. Tickets are available via Communion now.