New Valley Wolves – Trouble

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There’s a rejuvenation on the Irish music scene as of late. Bands are emerging with a certain grit and edge to their sound, a focus to their song-writing, and an undeniable drive and determination. New Valley Wolves are certainly one of those emerging bands. Their style is undeniably bluesy with a heavy, fierce rock undertone. The boys have received much notoriety in recent months for their no-nonsense approach to rock ‘n’ roll and from the onset they’ve made their intentions clear: to cut through any gimmicks and just produce hard-hitting rock music.

They’ve established themselves as one of the hardest working acts this year, only half-way through the year the boys’ gig list is longer than your arm and with a circuit of Irish music festival to complete this summer also, they show no signs of slowing up. In between all their grinding, they’ve had time to release a new single, ‘Trouble’. It’s the epitome of what this band is about, there’s an energy to it that just engulfs you and again, the primary focus is the screech of guitar, the moody undertones and glimmers of head-banging rock. As a band, their sound seems to develop in tandem with their touring and gigging; this tracks even shows a musical evolution. There’s a coolness, a calm and steady confidence that shines through throughout the track and it appears the band have used each gig as a learning experience, refining their sound and finding a musical sweet spot.

What’s most epic about this track is it’s undeniable potential for a mosh; from the moment you hear it’s a track that you just want to head-bang to, there’s a frantic rift that perfectly underscores the palpable musical confidence the band exude, making it a perfect track for liver performances.

A lot of bands are excellent at paying homage to rock acts of a time gone by, or mimicking a certain style of music but New Valley Wolves are doing their own thing with tracks like ‘Trouble’- they’re bringing back rock music and they’re doing it flawlessly.

Check out what the lads describe as ‘A big, mean bluesy bastard of a track.’

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Elaine McDonald

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