I have said it before and I’ll say it again, the amount of quality bands that are coming out of Scotland at the minute is absolutely frightening. There seems to be some sort of never ending flow of bands finding their way into my inbox and more impressively it’s incredibly rare that I don’t like what I hear. The latest band to arrive on this awesome looking conveyor belt are four guys from Perth who go by the name We Came From Wolves.
Kyle Charles James Burgess (Lead vocals, guitar) Taylor White (Guitar) Robert Whytock (Bass, vocals) and Harrison White (Drumd) describe their music as ‘Jaggy rock/bastard pop/post-rock.’ Now personally I have no idea what any of that means but what I do know is that I really do like this track. Earlier on this year the band played T In The Park and have previously had three of their singles played on Radio 1. I’m sure you’ll agree that that isn’t a bad little musical CV at all, and if this track is anything to go by then all of that could just be the start.
The track kicks off with a big pounding drum beat which leads into a really catchy guitar led melody. The vocal is really smooth and glides along with the melody in perfect harmony. The gravelly guitar which rumbles on underneath the main melody contrasts really well against the light vocal delivery and helps give the track more of a rocky feel. The second section of the song is bigger and more anthemic lending itself perfectly to big stages and big audiences. The vocal also steps up a gear and powers out across the musical landscape really impressively.
This is simply a really really good rock track. It falls somewhere between the polished finish of a band like Twin Atlantic and the slightly grittier yet athemic edge of someone like Biffy Clyro. As far as singles go it pretty much ticks all of the boxes, it’s bound to be a hit with live crowds as well, its just got something about it.
Paradise Place is another very impressive step on the road towards massive things for these guys and they are definitely a band to keep an eye on.
Paradise Place is out today.