After three years, three EPs and hundreds upon hundreds of chaotic shows, Gnarwolves can finally announce the release of their hotly-anticipated debut full-length. The self-titled effort – due for release in September – promises a collection of songs filled to brim with their signature, volatile mixture of urgently brash punk fury and hook-laden melody.
If the album news wasn’t enough for fans of the Brighton three-piece, the band have also released the video for lead track Smoking Kills – complete with front-side flips, fireworks with beers in hand.
“Smoking Kills, on a personal level is about my relationship with my father, but it’s also about the way society demonizes the young” explains vocalist/guitarist, Thom Weeks. “Lyrically, the songs are snapshots of my own neurosis, trying to capture those moments where you stop being rational and become a slave to your own thought process. The moments where you think you’ve completely fucked everything, before you speak to someone and they put life back into perspective.”
It’s also set to be a busy summer for the band, alongside numerous UK and EU events, the band will be opening the main stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals.