Introducing punk-rock trio Raised As Wolves and their thumping new single, Don't We All
Playing a bunch of shows soon to celebrate.
Wollongong/Sydney three-piece Raised As Wolves have just released a cracking new single in Don't We All, a track that starts off with some slapping drums and doesn't let up over the course of three hard and fast minutes. Add some relatable chorus-work about the perils of drinking too much and ripping riff work and you've got a pretty damn tight package. They just played Yours & Owls festival, and have a heap of shows coming up to celebrate Don't We All's release, so we sent a few questions their way to find out more.
Tell us about about yourselves?
We're a three-piece melodic punk band, currently based in Wollongong/Sydney. We grew up together in Ulladulla, NSW and still have a soft spot for our home town.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
Up-beat, melodic punk. We're heavily influenced by 90s pop punk; driving rhythms, loud guitars and chanty choruses, though recently we've broadened our influence and sound to bring a bit more groove to the table. We just want our audience to have as much fun as we're having, which can be hard when you're stuck at 220 bpm!
We don't have a formula or rigid process, but usually Brad will bring an idea or hook or riff, then we'll work on it together over time til there's something we're feeling. Sometimes a song will be 90% there after one session; often if something's too much effort it'll get ditched! We always give songs a few run throughs live to see if they're going to work out. If it doesn't work live it's hardly worth having.
Can you tell us about your new single, Don’t We All?
We're really proud of this song. It marks a departure in our previous sound; there's plenty of bands playing faster and better than us so we're gonna stick with the jangly stuff. If we can't get a few hips shaking with us, what's the point of playing? Lyrically, this song is about how everyone goes through rough patches. Every person I've been involved with; be it family, friends, relationships, has encountered depression and/or anxiety in some form and so have I. It's nothing to be ashamed of and we have to open up about it and remove any stigma.
I drink way too much...
Any shows coming up?
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
We're hoping to get back to the studio and finish off some tracks we started while recording Don't We All. More to come very soon. Hopefully a few more shows after the tour, then it's the festive season! That just means we'll be working our jobs on public holidays to pay for this shit.
Where can we hear more of your music?
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