“When you love rock operas but are midway through a True Blood binge watch. Wolf & Chain hoist the drama up high with this epic and theatrical punky burner.“
4 / 5 stars – Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J
“Adelaide’s Wolf & Chain are here to fill the MCR sized hole in your emo heart”
Don’t Bore Us
“It says 2020 but this feels so genuine that it simply must be exhumed from like 10-15 years ago?! a big sound here to rev you right up!”
4 / 5 stars – Declan Byrne, Triple J
“Hell yeah! I can really hear you give it your all in this one. Big MCR sounds for sure.”
4 / 5 – Claire Mooney, Triple J
“Wolf & Chain may have looked back to make this new emo classic, but they’ve definitely not taken a step back.”
Dead Press (UK)
“An upcoming Aussie act who will straight up fuel all your emo desires.”
Wall of Sound
Shrouded in shadows and doused in incriminating emo-punk grit, Adelaide’s favourite theatrical pop-punk outfit Wolf & Chain are uncovering new single An Unfortunate Tale of Two Lovers and an Insatiable Taste for Poison (out September 16) ahead of highly-anticipated EP ‘Amor Mortal’, out on October 29.
Exploring the pitfalls of love using teeth-sinking rock-opera narratives and an insatiable desire for danger and darkness, Wolf & Chain are bringing horror back to fairytales. Their recent vampiric single Taste of Blood and new track Poison provide a tantalising taste of what is to come with the storybook collection of tracks lining their upcoming EP.
Desperate and disconcerting, An Unfortunate Tale of Two Lovers and an Insatiable Taste for Poison disarms with turbulent drums and violent guitars as frontman Jack Cumes’ luring vocals pitch and prowl. Moving with high-octane punk-fused chaos, Poison is not for the fainthearted, containing an obsessive sonic force that isn’t opposed to crossing certain lines.
Deviating briefly from explosive progressions, we move into an ominous bridge that features Spanish-inspired guitar chords and Cumes’ pleading vocals. Finally, we reach the last crashing chorus, raining down in an energetic punk shower of sparks and debris, signalling that it’s time to walk together into the sunset, which turns out to be a fireball of destruction left in the band’s wake.
Exuding with Wolf & Chain’s compelling emo-goth influences and inspired by the Grimm fairytales, Poison is a cautionary tale about the horrors of blindly following love down a dark and consuming path. Cumes’ explains further: “The fairytale world, it’s about this character who follows their lover down a dark and destructive path to becoming this ‘Bonnie & Clyde-esque’ junky couple, robbing hospitals for their fix. It overlays this darker shade on a fantastical ideal of love and escape.”
A deliciously damned bite of what’s to come, An Unfortunate Tale of Two Lovers and an Insatiable Taste for Poison is out on September 16 ahead of Wolf & Chain’s deadly EP ‘Amor Mortal’ on October 29.
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