The audio for Places Unfamiliar premiered on Clash and you can also stream it now on the band’s Soundcloud page.
The single marks a year since the band’s line-up change and now We Came From Wolves are stronger, more cohesive and vibrant than ever before. Places Unfamiliar is a high octane kick in the teeth. The frenetic energy heard on the single feels like the ultimate release as the track explores front man Kyle Burgess’ struggle with depression and juggling the mundane realities of daily life with the band, where his heart and soul lies. For We Came From Wolves, the music is wild, fun and free but the lyrics hide a deeper meaning as Burgess is a songwriter that wears his heart on his sleeve.
The single is an answer to those around him who consider music a hobby but for Kyle and the rest of the band it’s much more than that. “Places Unfamiliar is a frank account and admission that this is who I am, I’m not going to grow out of it and for the sake of my mental and physical health,” Burgess says. “I have to be honest with those around me and confess that I have no desire to bring about an end to this lifestyle.This isn’t a choice, it’s almost an addiction, but the other side of the coin is a dark place for me, with nothing to focus my energy and creativity towards I spiral into a deep sadness and it took me a long time to realise just how much this means to me…this song was the realisation. This song saved me.”
Listing their influences from Reuben to the Smiths, We Came From Wolves write music that is honest, powerful and emotional. They’re known for their dynamic live performances, having toured relentlessly up and down the country and around Europe, amassing a dedicated following. In Scotland, The Skinny, The List, The Daily Record and The Herald are amongst the band’s supporters, whilst elsewhere Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Team Rock and Amazing Radio have previously covered the band.
The band will hit the road from late October to support the release of the single, with a second album due in 2017. We Came From Wolves continue to go from strength to strength with a burning fiery passion that refuses to be quenched.
Places Unfamiliar is out now via Vadana Records and is available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.