After an impressive year touring the UK three times and supporting the likes of The Xcerts, Tellison and The LaFontaines, We Came From Wolves release their first single of the year, ‘Ruiner’, taken their self-titled debut album.
Described by songwriter Kyle Burgess as a frank and bleak self-assessment of a dark period in his early 20’s the track battles with the disappointing realisation that you have caused others pain via selfish choices.
For a track that focuses on such sombre matters, it starts off relatively upbeat, as Burgess’ vocals chime in between repetitive guitar riffs and crisp drumming.
It’s not long until the Wolves take a heavier turn, allowing time to showcase the band’s musicianship through some brilliant melodic interludes, before Burgess’ chanting vocals take centre stage to convey the track’s final message – “I am a selfish man, but it was never my intention just a truthful apprehension on my part”.
Words: Jess Lavin