Scottish Alternative Music Award Winners for ‘Best Rock” 2015 ,Meet – We Came From Wolves

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For any of you Arctic Monkeys fans out there this is a band you need to tune in to. These guys pack a rock n roll punch , cool stuff. Thanks to We Came For Wolves for spending some time answering these questions , I know their fans will appreciate reading a little more about their favorite band. And if We Came FRom Wolves are new to you ,give a listen and help spread the news about these rockers…

from their press:
Since their inception in 2011, WE CAME FROM WOLVES have toured the UK six times and Europe twice, including a thirty date run of the O2 Academy circuit and a selection of some of the best small venues in the UK.

They have supported and toured with a plethora of rock luminaries including; AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, THE XCERTS and THE LAFONTAINES, played several of the biggest venues in Scotland, including Oran Mor, Perth Concert Hall, The Garage Glasgow, a sold out O2 ABC2 and three sold out nights at King Tut’s.

All three singles from their debut EP “Cope” secured national airplay on BBC Radio One’s Introducing, amongst other domestic and international stations.

Their second EP, “Paradise Place”, received strong industry support from Rock Sound, BBC Radio 1’s Vic Galloway, XFM’s Jim Gellatly and The Skinny, which led to the band’s first appearances at T in the Park and Wickerman Festival in July 2014, followed by their television debut with a performance on STV and an invitation to perform at Waves Festival in Slovakia & Austria.

The band finished 2014 recording their debut album with Bruce Rintoul (FATHERSON/TWIN ATLANTIC) and in early 2015 they released the record to critical acclaim earning support from major industry players including Rocksound, Kerrang!, Team Rock, BBC Scotland and a host of online & print publications.

Following a heavy touring schedule to promote the album and single releases, the band ended the year in emphatic fashion by winning the Scottish Alternative Music Award for ‘Best Rock”, voted for by the cream of the Scottish music industry.

2016 has seen the continuation of promotion for their debut record with a fourth single release, tour of the Scottish highlands and live session with BBC Scotland already under their belt within the first four months.

The bands plans for the rest of the year are focussed around more touring and single/video releases whilst working on a follow up to their debut record with a third EP, to be recorded late this summer, before releasing this and promoting their work with as many shows as possible, whilst continuing to build buzz ahead of the heavily anticipated second album in early 2017.


Meet – We Came From Wolves


For those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band? –

I (Kyle) started the band in 2010, I had fallen out of love with music after an abrupt end to a band that I had given my all to for a number of years, I wrote a track to deal with some tough times I was going through for a number of reasons, gave it to my girl, she loved it and told me to share it…i did…it found it’s way onto BBC introducing and I woke up to texts telling me people had heard it on Radio One whilst I had been sleeping…from there I got a band together and we never looked back. There have been two line up changes me and original member Rob have gone through, always amicably and always pushing the band forward…Andy and Mackay joined around 6 months ago, things are going great!

2) Who would you list as your musical influences? –

bands like Reuben, Taking Back Sunday, Biffy Clyro, Bloc Party, The Cribs, The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys and Brand New.

3) What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up? –

Too hard to pin it on one…we have played T in the Park, played in Paris, Karlsruhe in Germany, A festival in Slovakia, wrote and recorded our debut album, released it to a sold out show at a big venue in Glasgow, we’ve supported some great bands and headlined sold out shows at some cracking venues…I dunno what would be the best moment, but I think hearing fans say how the songs mean things to them personally or how much they believe in the band may just take top spot in terms of achievement…that’s always been my goal, to have people take my songs into their hearts and attach their own meanings to them…that way the songs will live with that person forever.

4) What are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years? –

I’d love us to step up to a stage of full time touring, play in some more countries, write even better material for the follow-up record, become better as a live band, as musicians and as people…and gain a bigger following of friends and fans who believe in what we do.

5) What are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?

Reuben “Racecar is Racecar Backwards”, As Cities Burn “Hell or Highwater”, The Cribs “Mens Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever”, MGMT “Oracular Spectacular”, Paramore “Brand New Eyes”, Biffy Clyro “Puzzle” & “Only Revelations”, Underoath “Lost in the Sound of Separation”, Arctic Monkeys “Humbug” & “Suck it and See”.

6) Do you see any real use for social media, or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with? –

Yeah for sure…it’s not affordable to be touring non-stop without some backing, so unfortunately we can’t always be out playing to people who like the band, or breaking new ground to places we couldn’t realistically reach at the moment, Social media gives us a chance to connect with those people, to show our work to a wider audience, to network with other bands, to engage with things that are of interest to us and to try and build a scene again…It’s hard work doing it properly, updating different sites with every bit of news, release, update from the road etc, however the people who follow this band appreciate our efforts to keep them updated, and we hear from new people every day who have found out about the music and the band from Social media and content shared by others…so it would be madness to suggest, for us at least, that there is no use in it.

7) Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off? –

I would love to say I just turn it off, but at the moment, I read new reviews almost daily…most positive I must say, but there are negative ones too of course…I never let either sway me very far however…the minute you believe in all the hype…you stop trying to fight for it…think the jobs done…it’s never done…we have always been underdogs…we come from an underdog place in an underdog country and I’ll always strive to be and do things better…however on that note, I don’t soak up the bad ones or use it as any sort of “fire” to kick back against and write a revenge song…music is taste, if some people like it, awesome…I’m glad…very…and I’ll keep making it…if others don’t…try another flavour and we’ll see you later…no problems.

8) If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go? –

I love Europe, the culture and history and vast differences within just a few miles near some borders are incredible…so doing Europe properly would be ace…further afield I’d LOVE to travel to Japan, so to tour there would incorporate music into that!….the U.S. would be ace as it’s kind of the long term plan for any band in this country…but yeah, hammering Europe and Japan would come first for me.

9) Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life? –

Woah, heavy…I don’t know if I can answer that…music has saved me…writing as a form of understanding, venting and dealing with serious issues in my life….I also listen to music to make me feel emotions that, through blocking things out for years and years, don’t readily appear…so if I wanna feel a certain way, I can pick some songs that I know will help with that..kind of like a drug I guess…unsure if that’s saving my soul…but it helps me to feel, and that’s important.

10) Any last thoughts for your fans? –

Thank you for everything…without you listening, sharing, feeling and believing…this doesn’t keep happening…this is just the start…keep with us! x

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