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Pushing Forwards With JOE BUTCHER & JACK CUMES From WOLF & CHAIN

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Fresh off the road from a tour with Tapestry and AM/PM, Adelaide emo alt-rock five-piece Wolf & Chain find themselves already consumed by producing more content so that the current wave of hype the band has generated does not go to waste.

The band needn’t worry too much, because after the success of their catchy and infectious recent single Not Giving Up it is highly unlikely anyone will be forgetting their name in the foreseeable future.

Pulling from sounds found in the 2000s with My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco and 30 Seconds To Mars, Not Giving Up is a quirky and fun slab of music, driven by typically personal subject matter that has become one of Wolf & Chain’s trademarks.

HEAVY sat down for a chat with vocalist Jack Cumes and guitarist Joe Butcher to find out what the next steps of this exciting young band will be.

We start by asking how the recently completed run of dates with Tapestry went.

“Super cool,” Cumes replied. “A bunch of people came out to see us, which is always great. Tapestry, those guys are super amazing live, so it was amazing just to see them and learn off them as well.

Melbourne felt like a big step up from when we usually play. I think Melbourne can be a bit hit-and-miss for us. We’ve only played there a few times, but this last show we played, we had a great time. There was heaps of people, and it was a good wrap-up to the end of the tour as well.”

The tour was essentially to help promote the new single Not Giving Up, with Cumes happily relaying the new track was positively received live..

“It went down well,” he smiled. “We always have a good time playing it, and we worked really hard on that song. It was a bit of a process getting it to where it was, so I think whenever we play it live we feel pretty good. We’re happy that it’s had this journey.”

In the full interview, Wolf & Chain discussed the visual and conceptual inspiration behind their music, using werewolves as a metaphor and drawing inspiration from horror movies for their music video.

They hinted at a larger project on the horizon and expressed a desire to push themselves to create something different for their next work. The band also emphasized the importance of working with different collaborators and expressed confidence in their progress towards finding their distinct sound.

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