UK riff tyrants WOLVES DON’T SLEEP set loose a stunning metalled-up version of Panic! At The Disco’s track, Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time, out now via all stores, and here - https://youtu.be/fmQMc_hiSJA .
Now entering their fourth year as a band, Nottingham-based WOLVES DON’T SLEEP are a fully cohesive unit who are both uncompromising and unstoppable. The ferocious quintet are relentless in their unwavering desire to create memorable and timeless music that will distinctively stand out amongst bands past, present and future. The much-rated metal crew received strong underground support for their debut EP and last single, Hope Won’t Set You Free, and they are now primed to rise even further.
The band have just released an intriguing cover of Panic! At The Disco’s hit, Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time, which is reminiscent of the Pop Goes Punk albums. This cover version helps to highlight the fivesome’s growing dexterity—balancing their playful hat-tipping with crushing and burly heaviness. The single also serves as a pre-cursor to WOLVES DON’T SLEEP’s eagerly awaited sophomore EP, Clarity, out next year.
Already widely regarded for delivering explosive and emotional live shows, WOLVES DON’T SLEEP are planning a further live attack on the UK in the near future. Stay glued to their social sites for announcements.
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1. Tell us your name and the band you play for
Wolves Don’t Sleep
2. Who made you want to pick up the guitar
The person who I watched from a young age was Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits, his intuitive guitar playing style amazed me from his chord progression to his gentle finger playing.
3. Are you self taught or did you take lessons?
I took two years of lessons when I was 5 and from that, I was 18 years self-taught
4. Can you read music, Can you read tab?
I can read music to a point, I grew up also playing the piano so I learnt sheet music when learning, which is progressed to guitar. For me personally tabs are just the cowards way out of learning proper chord structure.
5. Do you feel like you have your own sound/tone?
Yes, I think the Blackstar series 100 valve head that I currently use, mixed with a Blackstar cab with vintage 30’s in gives a different hard sound compared to a previously used Peavy Valve King
6.Tell us about your guitar ( brand ,model . year , color )
I am currently using an ESP EC1000 single cutaway, Mother of pearl inlays, gloss black with EMG 81-74 pickups, 2010 model. When I am not using this guitar I use my ESP EC1000 Single cutaway with custom Seymour Duncan 81 pickup, Matt black with gold trim. I also use a heavily modified Jackson V with custom gloss black and purple pinstripes and inlays with white EMG 81-74 pickups with A Killswitch of course.
7.What about pickups? Passive or active? Tell us about them
Active pickups give a nice warmer tone, especially if they're on a through-neck guitar 81 on the bridge and 74 on the neck to give a gritty heavy tone and still maintain a smooth and clear to the ear solo tone.
8.Let’s get into amplification, Same drill brand , model , speakers etc
Blackstar Series 100 valve head
Blackstar Series 4x12A angled
9.Do you have a pedal board? Tell us about that badboy
I currently do not have a full pedalboard but at the moment I am using Maxon Overdrive plus a decimator G-string II noise reduction pedal and a Boss ME25 Multi-effects for Wah and reverb.
10.Now tell us your Dream Rig in detail….
Line 6 Helix with our custom tone created by Steven Jones, who is from Bleed From Within and From Sorrow To Serenity.
12. Is tone more important or is technique?
With technique your palm muting, harmonics and speed can sound just as good if you know what your doing and can execute them well.
13. Name your top 5 guitarist
1. Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
2. Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
3. Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)
4. Steven Jones (Bleed From Within/From Sorrow To Serenity)
5. John Virgo (Chuggaboom)
6. Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)
14.Who is the most overrated guitarist
Danny from Mcfly he’s that overrated I don’t know his last name.
15.Who would you like a one hour private sit down lessons with anyone dead or alive?
Francis Rossi (Status Quo)