South Wales five-piece When We Were Wolves return with their first new track in 3 years, ‘The Gift Of Hating Me‘. With a band name that is apt now more than ever, the track and video embodies the wolf-spirit showcasing ferocious, wild and abrasive growls, sheer brute-force and gore, juxtaposed by emotional vulnerability seen in soft melodic vocals and intricate guitar work.
“We knew our next batch of music had to be a step up for us. Due to some lineup changes last year, we were pretty quiet, so we wanted to let people know we are back and in a big way.
We’re now in 2017, sat on a tonne of material with a lot of songs to choose from, but we decided to write a separate stand alone single to give people a taster of where we are at musically. Lyrically it’s a big middle finger to many people. Past members who have dragged our name through the mud, people who have tried to break us as a band and as people. I’ve had a very tough few years and struggled with my mental health. Thankfully to a few close friends, family and my love of music I pulled through it all, so this song is my way of putting all my feelings towards certain people and that dark stage of my life on the table and laying it to rest so to speak. I want people to be able to listen to this song and apply it to their own lives and really connect with the message, I had it in mind that it would be the type of song you would stick on after a shit day and feel better after a few listens. Years ago I remember a friend saying to me “don’t give them the gift of hating you” and that saying has really been relevant recently. All in all it’s a song about doing your own thing and not caring what people think” – Mitch, vocals
The band have a short live run in been confirmed for Fat Lip and Camden Rock Festivals this summer, and have a tour announcement in the works for later this year.
06 Apr – Manchester Retro
07 Apr – Corby The Hut
08 Apr – London Surya
09 Apr – Swansea The Scene
03 Jun – Camden Rocks Festival, London
29 Jul – Fat Lip Fest, Bristol