EP Review: Gnarwolves – Adolescence

Gnarwolves is a skate-punk trio from Brighton, England consisting of Thom Weeks (guitar/vocals), Charlie Piper (bass/vocals) and Max Weeks (drums). Swiftly following up from last year’s superb and well-received, self-titled album, Gnarwolves go back to their hardcore roots with their latest 4 track E.P Adolescence, released through Pure Noise Records.

The opening tracks “Waiting Line” and “Daydreamer” kick the EP off with a fast-paced adrenaline-filled start, having a more hardcore punk sound than what Gnarwolves have recently been known for. This slight change of style works perfectly for them though and this would be a great direction for their highly anticipated next full release. Following up is “Blondie” which is an acoustic cover of Blondie’s excellent hit single “Hanging On The Telephone”. They really make this track something of their own and it blends in nicely with the EP’s closing track “Bad Dreams”, which is the standout of the 4 tracks featured on Adolescence.

As expected from a band that constantly produces great material, Adolescence is another excellent release from Gnarwolves. It seems that they just can’t put a foot wrong at the moment and everything that this band puts out is as exciting and fresh as their second EP, CRU. In a skate-punk scene that has mainly been dominated by bands from the other side of the Atlantic, it’s comforting to know that England still has Gnarwolves.

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