WOLFHOUR is the part of the night where your body activity is at its lowest, unless you listen to the band of the same name. Anders Ekdahl
You have one of these names that tell me that some thought has been involved in the choice. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-It was quite hard. We tried a lot before we found one that we liked. The name comes from the title of an old song with Slaktattack (which three of us played in before) called “I Vargtimmens Kalla Bris (In the cold breeze of the wolf hour). Then we decided to type it grammatically wrong to make a name of it.
Could you give us a short introduction to the latest album?
-Well we formed in 2013 so we only got one album so far. It’s called “Dead On Arrival” and was released December 2015 on Kibou Records and Global Resistance Records. It contains thirteen tracks and was at the time the songs we had made that far. We think it’s a great debut. It’s released only on vinyl. 100 clear and 400 red.
What would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-In general punk in the Swedish, Finnish and English vein anno mid 80’s. We have all played in other bands before (Anti Cimex, Blisterhead and Slaktattack to name a few) which probably influence our sound.
What is the scene like in your area? Do you feel that you are a part of a scene?
-It’s alive. We have a few places where there’s gig quite often. There are new bands along with the ones that have been going on for a longer time. We feel that we are not that involved with the scene as we used to be since we are getting older but we still enjoy it!
Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-Well like I said, it felt more like that before when we were a bit more involved but the punk movement is a great movement most of the times with lots of dedicated people. The best scene as far as we can tell in many ways.
When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-We like our cover of our LP since it’s not the traditional crust punk black and white thing with war and skulls. It’s an original oil painting made by our bass player and then our vocalist have made the layout and the record company have made the inlay. A great record cover is the one you remember, for example Warcollapse “Enter”, Dischange “Seeing Feeling Bleeding” and Iggy And The Stooges “Raw Power” to name a few.
What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-Digital is great! It helps small bands to reach out to more listeners easily. If you hear something you like online you might buy the record later on in a distro or directly from the band at a gig.
What kind of live scene is there for bands like yours?
-Well, there are places to play if you want and if you are willing to travel there’s a lot of places around Europe where you can gig so you can put together a little tour if you want to. But, there is no money to be earned and in most cases you’ll end up short on a gig economically speaking but it can be worth it anyway sometimes, but we are tired of the whole pay to play thing nowadays.
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-We take our gig seriously, so first we perform then we party!
What would you like to see the future bring?
-With the band: we will release a second LP and a split-EP. We’ll do some gigs in Sweden and in Prague this year. Generally: that the Swedish party Sverigedemokraterna (Swedish Democrats) will get kicked out from the government, endless supplies of beer in the Wolfhour rehearsal local and of course; world peace and death to all ignorant Nazi och racist people around the globe. That goes for all fundamentalists in general.