What are your names?
What is your genre of music?
Alternative Pop Rock
Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
Myself (Austin) and Nicholas played in a alt-rock band called Girl on Fire which was signed to Century Media, while Jake was playing for a band called New Years Day who was on the same label. So we had toured with one another and seen each other around the office and hung out at the label parties. In September of 2015 GOF disbanded and we decided to lock ourselves away and focus on our songwriting and musicianship and possibly a completely new project. Jake was no longer playing with NYD at the time so he came up to Seattle from LA, after hearing that we were looking for a guitar player, to hang out with us for a couple of weeks to jam and write some tunes. We wrote Lone Wolf the second day he was here and shortly after figured out the name, G O L D N W O L F for the project. It wasn’t until earlier this year that we started working with our friend and drummer, Damien who I’ve know for years from GOF playing around in the local scene. He came through to jam with us two weeks before our debut headline show in Seattle last May.
Describe eachother in two words.
Are you a signed?
Not at the moment
You have just debuted your single ‘ Lone Wolf’, tell us more about it.
LONE WOLF is, ironically, a song about coming together and discovering the basic elements that we, as a people, share and can relate to. How those basic commonalities can bring everyone together and to remind us that we’re never really alone.
Describe it in two words.
What was the writing process like?
Our tune “Lone Wolf” was written in our studio a day after Jake first came up to Seattle to jam and write with Nicholas and myself (Austin). We went down to the room with an idea jake had been fiddling with and we laid it down. We cut it up, flipped it around and worked on it until we felt we had something. We added some drum parts and while nicholas was slappin’ the bass, I was laying on our couch writing the lyrics which took about 20 minutes. It was a really quick process and all out of fun and love of what we do.
What was the recording process like?
We self produce our music, so the day we wrote it was the day a majority of it was recorded. I (Austin) did however end up going to my friend, Justin Armstrong who is an incredible sound engineer to lay down the final takes of the vocals because of his sweet U87 microphone.
You released the video also for ‘Lone Wolf’ , what was the process of making it like?
Very thrilling! Being about 375ft in the air, dancing on an old bridge that has parts of it burned away, after crossing an “I” beam that was about a 1/3 of the length of a city block and 1.5ft wide was an exciting adventure for all of us. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to film, it being one of the last days of summer in the PNW. I (Austin) almost fell off a couple of times and Jake kept his eyes closed while he jammed on the guitar. There was definitely not a dull moment.
Who did you work with on the single and video?
We keep everything pretty in house and self produced as far as the songs go. We have been fortunate to have crossed paths with Jean-Marie Horvat who mixed the song and Dave Kutch who mastered it. Working with them both has been wonderful and a huge blessing. The video was directed by a friend of ours named Phil Engle who is a genius behind the camera and just about everything that has to do with film in general.
Will you be releasing a new EP or Album this year?
There’s some ideas in the works for maybe another single or two and we’ll see where we’re at to release something a little more. 2018 is going to be a fun year for us, that’s for sure.
If so can you tell us anything about it?
That 2018 is gonna be a fun year for G O L D N W O L F 😉
Will you be touring this year?
The plan is to get this beast out on the road as much as possible and rock for everyone we find! We will be touring in 2018 so make sure to keep track of us
Who are your influences?
There are too many to name it’s ridiculous haha! Hip-hop, indie, EDM, punk, classical etc. you name it. We all have own our own taste in music and influences that we directly pull from but we also recognize how and what the other person is influenced by. It allows us to compliment each other really nicely.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
By living out each day. Whatever comes to mind and feels right gets written down somewhere (maybe) or recorded. It’s wonderful how inspiration comes in so many forms, but it seems that it’s always up to the observer to choose what they want to see or how they interpret that inspiration. For myself (Austin) I enjoy the process of building stories and story telling. Sometimes I’ll over exaggerate a theme or (in most cases) a personal situation in my head and write that down. Before I know it, I got something that I’m really into.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Playing music haha! It’s in the blood. I believe if any of us didn’t have anything else to do we would still sit around in a room and jam all day with all of our friends and create.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?
If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Gangsters Paradise by Coolio
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
To be patient.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Stay true to what you enjoy and always do that. Experiment and go outside of the box, try different things and be proactive in being a creator. But always know at the end of the day you want to be happy with your work, so make something you enjoy and never think twice about how someone’s feels about it. If you enjoy it someone else will too. And remember to be patient.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Living well is the best revenge.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
– To breathe
– Have fun
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Here is the video to #LoneWolf let us know what you think;