Gnarwolves is a troupe of U.K. skateboarders with a hankering for punk. Their classic, fast-paced tempo and gritty vocals combine to create a nostalgic early ’90s reincarnation. Juice Magazine got the stoke on these kids and is excited to present the world premiere of their track “Boneyard” from their debut, self-titled, full-length album out September 23rd on Pure Noise Records. Pre-Order available.
In the U.K., the band has proved to be a festival favorite. They’ve been invited to open the main stage at the legendary Reading and Leeds Festivals, which means you should pay attention. From a record deal after their first self-released debut Fun Club to selling out their latest EP Funemployed within 24 hours, I’d say there’s enough evidence to support the facts that these guys will be around and hopefully invading the States soon.
Another great little bit about them is the video for “Smoking Kills”, which is like a skate video (see below), complete with some street skating, fire and good fun. We’ll be watching these kids to see where they’re going and try to get them in a pool for their next video.
Interview with Charlie Piper (bass/vocals) of Gnarwolves
Name, Rank, Serial Number?
Charlie. Hesh lord. 666.
Where are you from?
Walthamstow. East London.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Eggs and skateboarding.
What are your parents like?
Supportive, tough and wise.
Where are they from?
My Mom wanted me to become…
When did you first think of being a musician/band?
In primary school. I did drum lessons when I was like 10 and still play.
Who do you look up to as a musician?
All my good mates who play and shred. Too many shredders to name. Haha.
What was the first concert you ever saw?
Bad Religion at Camden Underworld. I was 13.
How loud can you play?
Louder than you.
What was your favorite gig?
Selling out The Haunt in Brighton was sick. 300 kids stage diving to our band. Reading festival was rad too. Also seeing Soundgarden play “Super Unknown” front to back was amazing. Haha.
What do you love the most about what you do?
Playing what I want and slacking with my best dudes.
What are your other hobbies?
Skateboarding, zines and records, to name a few.
What’s your favorite fetish?
I don’t think I have one, but Tarantino’s foot fetish is pretty creepy.
What is your biggest problem in life?
In 15 years..
I’ll be drunk probably.
Why do you do this?
To keep me sane.