- An Interview with Written By Wolves Jammerzine Exclusive 31:28
I must start out by saying this; New Zealand’s own Written By Wolves really has their shit together. There, I said it. This interview with Davie Wong proves that infallibly. The cinematic rockers from the NZ have a multitude of styles packed within their new EP titled ‘Prologue’ seamlessly intertwined and running in parallel in such ways that only the truest musicians can accomplish.
Today we talk with Davie about their new package of songs, how they get their sound and style as well as the past, present, and future.
About Written By Wolves
Written By Wolves are a progressive, new 5-piece Cinematic Rock Band hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. While young in age members, Davie Wong, Bahador Borhani, Karl Woodhams, Oli Lyons, and Michael Murphy are veterans of the New Zealand Music community having been stalwarts of the New Zealand Rock Scene for the better part of 10 years. This experience, coupled with youthful enthusiasm have combined to create a sound all of their own, fusing together their favorite elements of Rock, Alternative, Electronic and Pop music that is exciting, fresh and provides an almost cinematic experience to the listener.
In the short lifespan of the band, they have amassed over 80,000 monthly listeners and over 4 million plays on Spotify, over 9,000 followers on Facebook with a consistent reach in excess of 10,000 people. They have released 12 music videos and their songs have been viewed over 4,000,000 times on YouTube, where they have amassed over 30,000 subscribers. Their latest music video for single, ‘To Tell You The Truth’ has been viewed over 700,000 times in just over two months. They have supported U.S Alternative Rock heavyweights, Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate, Four Year Strong and We The Kings on the Auckland leg of their international tours.
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They have recently played Bay Dreams Festival in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand to 25,000 people alongside Machine Gun Kelly and are booked to play the inaugural Storm The Gates Festival in March alongside Limp Bizkit, Sublime with Rome, Suicidal Tendencies and Hed PE. They received a Highly Commended in the 2016 edition of the ISC Unsigned Only International Song Writing Competition for their song ‘Genius’ and again in 2017 with their song ‘Timebombs & Hurricanes’. Their online following continues to grow worldwide with fans from all over the globe expressing their die-hard commitment to the band.
“Weaving myself to the front of the stage the giant pounding drums and grooves that greeted me gave way to poppiest syncopated dance beat that caught me off guard until I was bouncing up and down with the rest of the crowd, syncing myself in unison with frontman Michael Murphy – this was not your average rock show, this was something… fresh.
And I was loving it.
Big riffs, powerhouse vocals, epic grooves, and a well-honed, mainstream vibe, and a live show to bring nearly any house down – Written By Wolves are definitely a band to watch out for.”
– Mark Derricutt, Libel Music
“Well, forget your preconceptions about this man because Written By Wolves isn’t trying to make it, they’re going to make it. Never before have I seen a band that captivated me within seconds.”
– Renee Simpson, MusicalMusingsOfMine
SOURCE: Official Bio