Dead Wolf Club -‘Dead Wolf Club’ (Scene Not Herd)
Landing with the sonic equivalent of a sucker punch, it’s the debut album from Dead Wolf Club. Over the course of nine tracks, the band set out their stall extremely clearly and do not mess arounf.
It may clock in at barely more than half an hour, but what it might be considered to lack in quantity it more than makes up for in sheer quality. The spirit of At the Drive-In and Sonic Youth hangs over proceedings but with their own take on a post-punk, post-hardcore sound that is aware of its precedents and debts but moves on its own way very quickly.
Highlights to these ears are the tracks ‘Radar,’ ‘News at 10 and ‘Disappear.’ If you’re not into loud rock (in which case, what are you doing on this page?) this isn’t for you, but if you want to hear a band showing that rock can still sound fresh, get this on your stereo pronto.
Dead Wolf Club is released on Scene Not Herd on February 1.