Cover from Wolf Guys photo shoot
Wolf Guys band photos

There is a new up and coming Missoula band called Wolf Guys and they play post-industrial-primal-avant-house noise rock bangers. The members include Sentinel’s one and only Maddox Reimer and a very talented student from Hellgate named Ethan Brooks. These two best friends set out to make the best band ever. They might just have succeeded. Their genre includes noise rock like Swans and poppy hits like Kero Kero Bonito. If you don’t know, Swans are an American experimental rock band formed in 1982 by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira and Kero Kero Bonito is a British indie pop band from London, England. The band consists of vocalist Sarah Midori Perry and producers and multi-instrumentalists Gus Lobban & Jamie Bulled.  Their favorite genre to play is noise rock because as Maddox says, “Noise rock changed the way I look at music. Once you free your mind from the restrictions of melody and structure, an interesting thing happens.” The two look up to the singer of Swans, Michael Gira, whose vocals on the song “Touissant L’Ouverture”inspired them to start their band. Ethan Brooks claims to be an audiophile because when he listens to Kero Kero Bonito he hears all the imperfections.He also owns a pair of $300 headphones, claiming, “go big or go home,” when referring to audio quality. In his freetime Ethan actually replicates their songs and fixes those imperfections. Ethan Brooks said “whenever I find an imperfection, I fix it because it just makes the music world that much better.” During my interview with the two, Maddox played a few sick riffs on his guitar while sitting on his bed and it was probably the coolest thing I’ve seen in awhile. When asked about releasing their music onto digital streaming platforms Ethan responded with, “I don’t think we will because we enjoy playing for a real audience.  The mosh pits are what we like to see. We don’t need the attention some artists are looking for.” If you were going to see a show soon I would definitely recommend seeing Wolf Guys. They’ve been talking to the guys at Liquid Bass Productions and they might be getting a spot on the stage in April. Only time will tell…

Wolf Guys band photos
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