Wolfy & the Bat Cubs
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Wolfy & the Bat Cubs

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF
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The best kept secret in music

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"Gosteleradio + Wolfy & The Bat Cubs - The Workers Club (15.10.11)"

A tiny crowd gathered early to catch supporting act Wolfy & The Bat Cubs strutting their stuff on stage, which was a shame as their set was highly enjoyable. The five-piece play old school psych-rock with a passion, and they do their thing properly, with era appropriate outfits and a staunch devotion to their sound. They had a fun presence, and powered through a tight set of rollicking rock that is heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones. If you like '60s infused rock with a modern twist, check out Wolfy & The Bat Cubs, their live show was made for the fun party times. - The AU Review


"Wolfy and the Bat Cubs - Straight Outta Nowhere"

Hell, I’m only just back from holiday. My hamster wheel isn’t spinning back at it’s proper speed yet. So my decision making may be impaired. Look, for example at today’s new band, Wolfy and The Bat Cubs. They’ve only had a thousand views on Myspace. Their songs have all been played less than ten times. What kind of choice is that?

You could say that this band have been done before, many, many times. You could say that their look is a throwback. You could say that their dense, lumbering songs are simply Neil Young rip-offs.

Maybe you’d be right. But you could also say that here is a band who’ve wholeheartedly embraced the past, for all its enticing beauty. Their hair is uniformly long; the guys look brusque and sport cigarettes; the girls are cute – ouch, how cute – and are choicely feisty. They all look about 18. Their guitar riffs and clobbering drums are similarly simple, but also thick, heavy and rich.

Forgive Me Baby scratched a part of my subconscious that I didn’t know needed tickling. Wolfy and The Bat Cubs are deeply likeable – loveable even – and yet it took me all of five listens to figure out why.

The answer was almost too simple: in Forgive Me Baby, WATBC have written a great, lamenting, uplifting rock song with a hook that needles into a deep recess of your brain. That’s a really hard thing to do – ask Coldplay, who’ve been trying and failing for about a decade.

Occasionally there are bands that appear from nowhere, clutching a brilliant song that demands a much wider audience, simply because the song itself is bigger than them. Wolfy and The Bat Cubs are one of those bands. Excellent.
- A New Band A Day


Discography

Self-Titled EP - 'Wolfy and the Bat Cubs'

1. Forgive Me
2. Send My Love
3. Walkin' Around
4. Get Along
5. Games
6. Saturday Night

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Bio

Believing music is too important to be taken seriously, Wolfy and the Bat Cub's one and only mission is to introduce the younger generation to the music they love and grew up listening to.. and maybe make the old folk smile too... They cite the Beatles as an early inspiration: "They got to make and play the music they loved with their friends with whom they shared a bond and sense of humour... And they got to wear matching suits..."

As a result, Wolfy & The Bat Cubs 60's inspired psychedelic rock and roll has been moving dance floors around Melbourne since they burst forth from central Victoria in mid 2009. As teenagers in Bendigo, Nadine Muller (lead vocals and bass), Alex McMillan, Josh Lobley (both lead vocals and electric guitar) and Madeleine Ellis (keys) bonded early over a love of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, psychedelic and beat artists. Teaming up with Brendan McCarthy on drums once they alighted in Melbourne further cemented their energetic and fresh live show. They are a blend of the best bits of the Rolling Stones, the swagger of the Easy Beats, and the punker edge of the Saints.

With the successful release of their new EP, Wolfy and the Bat Cubs are set for a very busy year of touring and for such a fresh new band they're making huge waves within the Melbourne music scene.

This band should come with a caution sign as their high energy performances and tasty tunes are guaranteed to get your feet moving and craving more. Their passion for music and having a good time explodes on stage as they rock out with a new-age twist to a 60's vibe.

They are on a quest to quench the thirst of a drought, feed the souls of innocence, and set sail into the unknown waters with fuel to burn. The stage is their home and rock and roll their bed. Let Wolfy & the Bat Cubs inside your head…