Wolves Like Us sign with Pelagic Records; confirm tour with Planes Mistaken For Stars

Official press release:

Pelagic Records is pleased to welcome Oslo’s Wolves Like Us to their expanding roster. The band will release their fourth album, Brittle Bones, October 25th  View the album trailer below:

To support the release, the Norwegian four-piece will embark on a European tour in December supporting Planes Mistaken For Stars. See all confirmed dates below.

Following a near five-year hiatus, the band returns with Brittle Bones. Demoed by Kvelertak’s Bjarte Lund Rolland and mixed by Kowloon Walled City’s Scott Evans, the record displays a more refined and dynamic wolf pack. Drummer Jonas Thire relays:

“There was less tension this time; we almost didn’t argue at all which is rare for us. A lot has happened to us at a personal level. Positives, like we all have kids now. But dark shit, too. There’s been a divorce. [Vocalist/guitarist] Lars [Kristensen] has been really sick. He wrote the lyrics as a kind of diary to deal with issues like abuse, literally and figuratively. “

Wolves Like Us has been close allies with iconic post-hardcore band Planes Mistaken For Stars for years, whose singer Gared O’Donnell visited them in Oslo randomly that week when they were tracking vocals for Brittle Bones. O’Donnell ended up making his second guest vocal appearance for the band. Kristensen says:

“On a drunken night in May after we had taken him out for one too many beers we ended up shirtless doing vocals.”

Lyrically, the thread that runs through Brittle Bones is the topic of honesty. Kristensen notes:

“It’s about dealing with demons in a real way, facing them and giving them the middle finger so to speak. Brittle Bones is a juxtaposition of the calm and the raspy; comfort and disturbance; beauty and repulsion… for the essence of art can only be understood as equally disturbing the comfortable and comforting the disturbed.”

12/01 – Manchester, UK | Soup Kitchen
12/02 – Bristol, UK | The Exchange
12/03 – Birmingham, UK | The Flapper
12/04 – Nottingham, UK | Rescue Rooms
12/05 – Glasgow, UK | G2
12/06 – London, UK | The Lounge
12/07 – Sint-Niklaas, BE | Den Eglantier
12/08 – Karlsruhe, DE | Jubez
12/09 – Hamburg, DE | Hafenklang
12/10 – Berlin, DE | Cassiopeia
12/11 – Cologne, DE | MTC
12/12 – Oslo, NO | Vaterland