We Came From Wolves return with new single ‘Ruiner’, taken from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘We Came From Wolves’ released on Saraseto Records and Engineer Records in the US. Supporters of the album include Rock Sound, Kerrang, Sunday Herald, Daily Record and Big Cheese magazine.
In 2015 they released their debut album at a sold out release show at ABC2, won the Scottish Alternative Music Award for ‘Best Rock/Alternative’, toured the UK three times and supported The La Fontaines, The Xcerts, Tellison and A Plastic Rose. Since their SAMA’s win, We Came From Wolves have had a line-up change with new members Andy Donaldson and Michael MacKay joining founding members Kyle Burgess and Robert Whytock. They begin 2016 with a tour of the Scottish Highlands, including a BBC live session in Stornoway. They’ll be touring Europe and the US later in the year and have festival announcements still to come.
Musically, the band are influenced by Arctic Monkeys and fellow Scots Biffy Clyro. Ruiner reflects Biffy’s earlier sound – there’s a raw energy and urgency about the single. However, despite these influences, We Came From Wolves have very much made this sound their own and with a new EP planned later in the year and promoting their debut album before recording new material after the summer, the band continue to make their mark as one of Scotland’s most exciting new alt rock bands.
Kyle Burgess, WCFW writer, believes the new single is a vital component of the album, in both content and it’s role within the sequence of the record as a whole:
“Ruiner is a frank and bleak self-assessment of a dark period in my early 20’s. The song battles the realisation of pain you are causing others through selfish choices and lifestyles, and opens up to the failures in my life at that point. The song battles depression and pain, but tries to grasp some hope with the final lyrics “I am a selfish man, But it was never my intention just a truthful apprehension on my part” before opening up into a crescendo of group vocals and heavy minor-chord riffs to solidify the sombre tone of the track. From start to finish, the album is a tale of self-exploration and a process of evolution. Ruiner is vital as the penultimate track on the record, acting as the chrysalis before the last song, which offers more hope”
Ruiner will be available through all major digital stores on March 18th. We Came From Wolves will be touring the Scottish Highlands in March, full dates below.