Wolves In Argyle ICR Release

Wolves In Argyle ICR Release

Wolves In Argyle ICR Release

Oakland Grunge/Punk Outfit To Release Dangereux Debut Via Tad Doyle’s Incineration Ceremony Recordings This January; Track Streaming + Preorders Available

Oakland, California-based grunge/punk outfit WOLVES IN ARGYLE will release its debut full-length, Dangereux, this January via Incineration Ceremony Recordings.

Produced by alt-rock icon Tad Doyle (Tad, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) and mastered by  Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney) at Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio, the nine-track Dangereux blurs the lines between punk, grunge, desert rock, and 1990’s Sub Pop alt-rock. A thirty-two-minute sonic white-knuckle ride, recorded “hot,” and reminiscent of the production value of albums such as Nirvana’s Nevermind and Husker Du’s Land Speed Record, with Dangereux the quartet lures its listeners into a film noir-ish sonic and emotional landscape, frothing over with anthemically tuneful songs, boasting shadowy tales of lies, betrayal, and hard-fought enlightenment. 

Photo by Duane Gillette Redtailphotograhy.com & RocktalkUSA 11-2018

The name WOLVES IN ARGYLE conjures the group’s combined survival instincts to rise beyond their esteemed pedigrees, and to transcend the pain and inner turmoil that initially connected and bonded the four together in the first place. The wording playfully juxtaposes the fierce loyalty of a hunting species within the context of punk rock and ska/rude boy culture, where men and women softened their punk stylings with the whimsical pattern of argyle. Worded together, the phrase slyly conjures the evergreen “wolf in sheep’s clothing” sentiment, perfectly encapsulating the themes of betrayal and deceit lurking within WOLVES IN ARGYLE’s music. Fans of Hot Water Music, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Damned, pay heed.

Dangereux will be released digitally on January 18th via Incineration Ceremony Recordings. For preorders visit the label’s Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION. A CD edition will be released on February 22nd followed by a vinyl version on March 22nd, both via the band’s own Argyle Recordings.

In the meantime, check out the band’s previously-released video for Dangereux’s title track at THIS LOCATION.  

Dangereux Track Listing:

1. Dangereux

2. Beautiful Losers

3. Into The Outs

4. Letters Never Sent

5. Next To You 

6. Northern Lies

7. Disregard

8. Charlatan

9. Wasteless

WOLVES IN ARGYLE will play a special record release show on January 21st in Oakland. The band and plans to tour the US later in 2019 including ten-date East Coast tour, seven of which will be filmed for the RiseUp Reality TV Series in May 2019 as well as a week-long tour on the West Coast in July. Details to be unveiled in the coming weeks.


1/21/2019 Elbo Room  – Oakland, CA w/ The Hangmen, Memphis Murder Men

Three years ago, Dave Holmes (The Oozzies, Shootin’ Lucy, Brother Cain) found himself to be a stranger to himself and to his surroundings. He was in a foreign land, cut off from his friends, his family, and his home. He was alone, emotionally and psychologically gutted – he had followed his heart to dire consequences.  As a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and lifelong punk rocker, Holmes found that the only uplift was writing to process these painfully complex times. The new songs flowing out of him were urgent and transcended established punk rock conventions — they were primal songs, songs of survival. With a clutch of fresh material, and in an impulsive act of self-preservation, he hopped on a plane back to his Bay Area home. Shortly after arriving back, Dave summoned a pack of like-spirited musicians in drummer Steve Moriarty (The Gits, The Pinkos, Evil Stig with Joan Jett), bassist Joe “Fucko” Garcia (Naked Aggression, Strychnine, Trouble Maker), and lead guitarists Sven Soderlund (Mordred, Laaz Rockit), and Josh Phillips (White Trash Debutants, Fire In The Asylum), to form WOLVES IN ARGYLE.

“Writing this music was a huge catalyst to heal from an emotional rollercoaster and get my identity back. It was a better outlet than therapy,” Holmes shares. 

Together, WOLVES IN ARGYLE go against the grain in every sense of the phrase from releasing a debut single on industry giants Universal Music, to walking from that option to self-release their next single through CD Baby for self-preservation, to hiding in caves on writing binges, to the partnership with Seattle rock wizard Tad Doyle and Incineration Ceremony Recordings. 


Dave Holmes – lead vocals, rhythm/lead guitar 

Steve Moriarty – drums, backing vocals

Josh Phillips – lead guitar, backing vocals 

Joe Garcia – bass, backing vocals


If you would like to contribute to keeping the NoiseFloor_ podcast and Witch Ape Studio going, please consider becoming a patron by clicking the “Patron” button below. Thanks so much! Become a Patron!