Fresh Fruit: Alpha Wolf
Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
We are originally from Burnie, Tasmania but have recently relocated to Melbourne. The most recognisable local landmark in Burnie would have to be Centro/K-Mart, or the bus mall – the place is a shithole.
Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
John is the vocalist – his superpower is racking from Woolies and servo wanks.
Sabian is one of the guitarists – his superpower is being the band dad and consuming more Rockstars than recommended per day.
Jackson is the drummer – his superpower is disappearing a lot.
Scottie plays bass – his superpower is achieving nearly ten likes per post on social media.
Lloyd is the other guitarist – his superpower is being able to go for days without a shower.
Name your three biggest influences.
KoRn, Limp Bizkit, and Emmure.
What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
Shitty bands, and shitty things said bands are doing. And Instagram.
What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
Attempting to remember that we’re meant to stretch, asking John if he remembered the GoPro, and nervous wees.
Tell us about your most memorable show.
Probably just recently when we played at Capitol in Perth. We didn’t know what to expect travelling to Perth, but when we saw a huge line before the show and played to 300+ people – some jumping on others shoulders to sing along and stuff – that definitely made the trip very memorable.
What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
Pretty much any of the bands in our influences. Any of those would be mad to tick off the bucket list.
What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
Most of the albums that have come out lately are dog shit, so we’ll say Freak Show by Silverchair – gotta support the locals!
What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
It is titled Dark Soul, and it’s free, so theres no excuse not to.
If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
We feel as though we’re bringing a new and exciting stage show and next level stage presence that you haven’t witnessed before, that most bands are too reserved to attempt. We are also adding elements to our songs that may not have been heard before in music (to our knowledge), rather than regurgitating other successful bands’ music.
Other than Dave Grohl, who has the best beard in rock?
We are not about beard culture, and we couldn’t care less for what beard oil you use.
Wrap your ears around Alpha Wolf’s latest release “Dark Soul” below!
Dark Soul is out now independently
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