WOLF Jaw sign to Listenable Records
RELEASE NEW VIDEO SINGLE ‘HEAR ME’ AHEAD OF DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
Following their recent performance at Teddy Rocks Festival and nomination for four awards in this year’s inaugural Black Country Music Awards, Cannock blues-rock trio Wolf Jaw are thrilled to announce that they have signed a record deal with Listenable Records. Under their new label, Wolf Jaw will begin preparations to release the as-yet-unnamed follow-up to their critically-acclaimed 2018 debut album ‘Starting Gun’.
"We're really excited to be working with Listenable on the future of Wolf Jaw,” says band vocalist Tom Leighton. “It’s going to give us the opportunity to grow and really build on what we have achieved as independent artists. They have a fantastic background of growing acts just like us into something much bigger, and that's what we're setting out to do!”
Perhaps best known for their recent achievements in breaking French metal quartet Gojira and Dutch metalcore act Textures, Listenable Records’ other signed rock acts include the likes of Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Black Spiders and Electric Mary - an indication that Wolf Jaw are in good hands as they enter the next stage of their career. Formerly known as The Bad Flowers, Wolf Jaw have already enjoyed success with ‘Starting Gun’, which reached #17 in the UK Rock Chart upon release, as well as performing at Stone Free festival in London’s O2 Arena.
The Black Country trio’s signing to the French label comes ahead of a number of appearances at UK events - including Download Festival 2019 - as well as an upcoming tour on home soil with the American rock outfit Crobot. With much to celebrate as they enter the summer months, Wolf Jaw have seen fit to share their excitement with their fans - and welcome newcomers to their bold take on the rock’n’roll genre - via the release of a brand new video single.
Rife with dirty, distorted riffs and intense blasts of vocal passion, the furiously catchy, sing-along chorus of ‘Hear Me’ can be seen as both a statement of intent in regards to their signing, and as a raucous warcry for fans to band together and “get involved”...
On the release of their latest single, Tom exclaims:
“‘Hear Me’ is the first song we wrote for our upcoming second album. It’s an outcry against not being listened to and not being understood - something that's happened to us all at some point in our lives. In the studio, I was right up in the mic like a boxer facing off against their opponent in the ring. It was a really raw, powerful song to record. It’s not just the lyrics that are vicious, though; The riffs have some serious kick to them...perfect for rocking out to!”
'Hear Me' premiered on Download Festival's website on Friday 7th June, exactly one week before this year's event kicks off with main stage headline performances from Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool. In yet another exciting twist, festival organisers have well and truly “set the Wolf loose” across Donington Park, ensuring that everyone will have a chance to see Wolf Jaw's awe-inspiring riff-rock. Originally due to appear exclusively on Sunday’s Dogtooth Stage, ticket holders can also see the band performing from 8pm in the RIP village on Thursday and on Friday from 3pm on the Carlsberg Danish Quarter Stage.
Wolf Jaw are currently nominated in the Black Country Music Awards for the categories of Best Live Act, Best Single, Best Video and Best New Wave Band. You can find more information here.
Tickets for the UK dates of the Crobot tour from Crobot’s website.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
WOLF JAW TOUR DATES WITH CROBOT
Saturday 20th July - Waterfront Studio, Norwich
Tuesday 23rd July - Rebellion, Manchester
Wednesday 24th July - Waterloo Bar, Blackpool
Tuesday 25th July - Institute 2, Birmingham
Friday 26th July - Underworld, London
Sunday 28th July - Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
Sunday 16th June - Download Festival (Dogtooth Stage)
Friday 19th July - Amplified Festival (Red Stripe Stage)
Sunday 25th August - Rockwich Festival
ABOUT THE BAND
Wolf Jaw (formerly The Bad Flowers) formed from the depths of the Black Country in 2014, forging a sound steeped in the raw, passionate energy of the Black Country's 70's heroes, while simultaneously staying in tune with 21st century rock sensibilities.
Quickly rising up the ranks, 2016 saw Wolf Jaw release a self-titled EP and experience a breakthrough in live shows. Opening for Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs in Birmingham, the band went on to perform with the likes of Crobot, Jared James Nichol, Scorpion Child, and then on the stages of Hard Rock Hell Festival. As the trio set about recording their debut album ‘Starting Gun’ at Vigo Studios - produced by Adam Beddow (Diamond Head) - they have since performed with Toseland and Stone Broken in 2018, as well as hitting several music festivals including Steelhouse, Planet Rockstock and Stone Free at London's O2 Arena.
WOLF JAW IS Tom Leighton - Guitar/Vocals
Dale Tonks - Bass/Vocals
Karl Selickis - Drums
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