SONG REVIEW: We Came From Wolves, Am I Useful?

amiusefulTITLE: Am I Useful?
BAND: We Came From Wolves
LABEL: Saraseto Records
RELEASED: March 30th 2015

Up-and-coming alternative band We Came From Wolves will release their catchy new single next week. The Scottish foursome are currently touring their homeland in support of it but the song has already received critical acclaim from Rocksound, who summed it up with “Feels, hooks and more feels”.

The band’s debut EP Cope was released in 2012 and earned them airplay on Radio 1’s Introducing. Last year’s EP, Paradise Place received rave reviews from Rocksound and at Radio 1. Since then, they have supported Frightened Rabbit and Irish rockers And So I Watch You From Afar, as well as putting in appearances at T In The Park and Wickerman Festival last summer. However, their new single Am I Useful? casts a light on their self-doubt. Frontman Kyle James Burgess said:

WCFW600x250“Am I Useful? is about the doubts that creep into my head in direct conflict with my aspirations. Anyone trying to pursue a life doing what they love faces these fears, that the goal might never be achieved, and a more “ordinary” life may await…it’s facing up to those fears and earnestly asking myself the question of “what use would I have if not creating?”

A strong growling intro gives way to Kyle’s soft melody and melancholy lyrics while strong drums and singing riffs frame the powerful message. The hook gets you right away and is reminiscent of later Kids In Glass Houses. The whining guitar solo before the final chorus adds to the emotional atmosphere and the words speak to anyone who is trying their hardest to live their dream. The stuttered ending gives it more of an edge too. We Came From Wolves have that accessible sound that is perfect for lighting up festivals.

Catchy, energetic and a lot of big-hit potential, We Came From Wolves are a band who have a lot to give to those who have a KIGH hole in their lives. There is a touch of heavier bands to their sound too but they’ve definitely come along at just the right time!




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