Interview: Wolves of Youth

Up-and-coming Irish band Wolves of Youth are set to release their new single “Say Something” next week after a very successful festival run this year. Playing catchy tunes with a rock edge, “Say Something” is tight and full of energy, “a real feel-good tune”. We caught up with the lads that hail from Donegal/Cavan ahead of their new release;

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What can people expect from your upcoming new single ‘Say Something’? 

A song about people who don’t say what they are feeling. A punchy rhythm layered with melodic guitars, it’s essentially a feel good tune with sing along lyrics.

How was it working with Philip Magee? Do you think he contributed a lot to the new music?

It was an awesome experience to say the least. It was really cool to see someone of his calibre in action in the studio. He has worked with countless amazing bands, so we were buzzing to get in studio and lay down some music. He knows what he wants and knows how to get the best out of bands. We went in open to any suggestions and ideas he had and made some cool, subtle but effective changes to our original tracks.

Apart from all of this he is a funny guy and he puts everyone at ease, making for a very easy working environment.

Can we can expect a new album or EP anytime soon?

We released our first EP in 2014 and right now we are focusing on getting this new single to as many people as possible. Although we will never say never to an album, we have a few tracks to release first 😉

How did you guys start out?

Garry, Stephen and Danny all went to the same school and after years of playing the cover band scene Garry came to the lads with an idea for an original band. After a few months, through the magic of Facebook, we got in contact with Ciaran and the pack was complete.

You’ve had a very successful Irish festival run this year – what was your favourite festival to play?

Indiependence without a doubt. Everyone was so friendly and the line-up was epic. We met a lot of other bands and played the second biggest stage on the Saturday evening, which for us was one of our biggest so far and the reception was immense.

Where is on your list to play next year?

We would love to play Indiependence and Electric Picnic again but also have our eyes set on Other Voices and gigging abroad.

If you could jam with anyone (past or present) who would it be?

Garry: Dave Grohl

Ciaran: Phil Lynott

Danny: Michael Jackson

Stephen: Simon Neil

So what’s in store for you for 2017?

We have new music coming out and we are constantly writing more. We want to gig as much as possible and get our music to as many ears as possible.

Outcast Magazine started as a platform for people who may not necessarily fit in anywhere – would you have any advice for someone who feels they still haven’t found their place in the world?

Patience is the key. We are all looking for the perfect life and the perfect place in the world, we suppose the thing is to enjoy what you are doing now and work hard at it and the rest will fall into place.

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Wolves Of Youth will support The Academic in Roisin Dubh, Galway on Dec 17th, tickets available here. “Say Something” is out November 1st – stay tuned!

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