The debut EP from emo/punks Wolf Culture is an impressive start from a band entering a scene littered with bands all aiming for the same sound. This current melding of pop punk and emo has had a resurgence of late. This blend of Bleed American esque hooks and wonder years stirring lyrics and melodies. Bands like Boston Manor, Can’t Swim, Trash Boat and Seaway, all typify the current sound of emo in 2018. This EP fits perfectly into that bracket and showcases Wolf Cultures potential to succeed within the current scene.
At only four tracks long, this EP is merely a glimpse into what is to come. Opening track Wreck opens with a gripping alt rock riff. Couple that with the subtle hooks amongst emotional lyrics sets the tone for what Wolf Culture are aiming for on this release. While this EP is not revolutionary for the genre in question, the quality is still there. The unmistakable influence of Bleed American era emo is clear throughout. Perhaps none more so than on the fast paced Killing The High Horse. There is an obvious focus on creating big choruses on this EP. That shouldn’t distract from the emotive lyrics that make up the verses. With Continents being an example of the verse/chorus dynamic created on this EP.
As debut EPs go this a great introduction from Wolf Culture. It announces them as one of the newcomers to a scene that has been thriving in recent years. Any fans of contemporary emo will surely enjoy this and will be excited for what is to come from Wolf Culture.