Edward Burnett chats to Wolfpeake, an indie-rock band from the north of England, about what it takes to be a frontman, their influences and future aspirations.
RnRR: Hi, would you like to introduce yourself and the band to our followers.
WOLFPEAKE: Hey! My name’s Jack and I’m the singer of the emo-driven indie rock band, Wolfpeake.
RnRR: How long have Wolfpeake been going and what inspired the band’s creation?
WOLFPEAKE: So we have been a band for just over a year and gigging for slightly less then that. We all came together after Arron (the bass player) watched me play an acoustic show and said he wanted to be in a band with me! So he asked a few people in our local scene to get on board and we all met up for pizza and a chat and ended up later that same night creating “Hennessy”. So from that moment on we just knew we had a good little thing going.
RnRR: What a great story! So if our readers are new to Wolfpeake, which of your songs would you recommend, if wanting to get the general vibe of the band?
WOLFPEAKE: So we currently have 3 songs online! But if I’d suggest my favourite it would be the second release we did “Strings” as it’s hella dancy!
RnRR: Ah that’s good to hear, it’s a good little song that. So what are the plans for the future with the band? Gigs? A debut album?
WOLFPEAKE: So we have a few things plans and some I have to keep secret but...we are working on our debut EP! And it’s set to release sometime after the new year. We can’t wait to show everyone what we have been working so hard on! So along side the EP will come a long list of gigs for us leading up to the launch and after! So everyone keep your eyes pealed and follow our social media’s to keep in the loop!
RnRR: I’m sure everyone will, we will update our page with any news you guys have got. So, what’s your favourite part about being the lead singer? Would you describe yourself as an emphatic frontman?
WOLFPEAKE: Being the front man of Wolfpeake is a good laugh! But everyone in band gets involved with the crowd that’s what makes Wolfpeake. But the best feeling is people singing back a chorus that you wrote in your bedroom...it’s a dream! I’d say I’m quite an exciting front man and a little crazy haha I can’t help but move around and jump with the crowd! It’s why I do music I guess.
RnRR: The best frontmen usually are. So what bands/singers inspired you to join a band? Are inspirations everything when pursuing a career in music?
WOLFPEAKE: So I’ve been brought up on a weird mix of music from Nirvana to Take That and that’s resulted in catchy choruses but high gain, crunchy guitar tones! But my fave artists/ bands on the scene right now have to be Sam Fender, Catfish and The Story So Far!
RnRR: Interesting choices and very varied. We did coverage of a Sam Fender gig on the page not too long ago, incidentally. So finally, where do you see the band in the future? Is the sky the limit or is there no stopping the band?
WOLFPEAKE: Well we are just along for the ride! But we all believe that we have a chance at playing some major gigs we just need to get out and play as many gigs as we can!
RnRR: That’s the spirit, with that mentality anything is possible. Lovely chatting with you and if readers are interested in the band, we will post updates on major news. Jack it’s been a pleasure, all the best.
WOLFPEAKE: No, honestly, thank you! It’s been a pleasure!
You can find out more about Wolfpeake via their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Spotify or by their official website at: https://wolfpeake.co.uk