DIY punk band Gnarwolves have announced they will play a one-off warm up show at The Venue, Derby ahead of appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivals over the bank holiday weekend.
The show will be on 23 August 2017 and tickets are £9, on sale now via See and Gigantic. They are expected to go quickly so make sure you get in early if you want to head along to this special show.
Termed as ‘the most vital British punk band of modern times’ Gnarwolves hail from Brighton and have been building a fierce reputation since they appeared on the scene in 2012. “We grew up on punk rock,” offers guitarist and singer Thom Weeks with a grin. “You become a lifer after a while. It’s engrained in to the very core of this band.”
Having enjoyed support slots with the likes of Blink-182, NOFX, and The Story So Far the band are no strangers to Reading and Leeds Festivals. “Every time we did something really big like Reading and Leeds, it felt like we were wearing someone else’s shoes,” admits Weeks. “We don’t even want to play shows with barriers, really! We had some incredible experiences, but in the end took a step back from that larger stuff deliberately, and I wouldn’t change that.”
The Venue is perfectly suited to the sort of shows Gnarwolves thrive on and this will be a show not to be missed as they throw themselves back into the live scene following the release of Outsiders, and album which feels like the work of a band holding fast to the ethos that they have always lived by: doing their own thing, on their own terms, for their own creative fulfilment. That it is the sort of exceptional, forward-thinking second record that most bands in their scene have neither the guts of ability to produce is just a head-spinningly exciting byproduct.
“When the three of us got back into a room again and started playing, it was genuinely amazing,” finishes Weeks. “We have almost a sixth sense between us in this band, I suppose knocking out hundreds of shows will do that for you. And I can’t wait to start showing these new songs to people at those gigs. It’s going to be the best time.”
Tickets for Gnarwolves at The Venue on 23 August 2017 are on sale now via See Tickets and Gigantic. As the show is likely to sell out you are advised to buy online ahead of the gig.
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