What goes into the making of a great punk rock video? Coffin Wolf answered that question with the video for their popular single ‘Open Road’.
Imagery that tells the story of a song, strong delivery, and oh, yeah – set a guitar alight and let it burn. It’s all about the music. The song is a fast and loud head banger. There is something mesmerizing about fire and something more arresting about a Gibson on fire. ‘Open Road’ is a great song, the lyrics catch you in the gut. The video will make you hold your breath until the last note is strung – you’ll want to let out a howl.
The Australian punk scene has been growing with a lot of bands coming onto the scene, but a lot of them leave the scene as soon as they get in.
Punk Rock fans are very particular, they may not look it, but they are musical snobs who will tear you up, chew and spit you out if you aren’t good. You need something extra, something special. Coffin Wolf have that special thing that makes them unique. The band has been around since 2014, putting out great songs and growing their fan base.
The band is made up of vocalist and guitarist, Braiden Mann, Matt Griffenstein on guitar and vocals, Nick Von Stav on Bass and Tim Day on drums. The debut single ‘Shadow Life’ was released in 2014 and they followed that up with the ‘Devil’s Back Again’, ‘Split with FckUps’ in 2015 and ‘Brewtality’ in 2016.
How did they manage to keep the band together all these years? Authenticity. Coffin Wolf has brought a realness with their straight-to-the-point lyricism and tight instrumentation.
If listening to ‘Open Road’ or watching the video makes you want to howl, then imagine what it’s like to have all that raw energy pouring out from the stage directly to the audience!
It’s the kind of knock-you- down-on-your-ass power that you don’t get from a lot of punk bands. Coffin Wolf’s stripped back, dirty, raw and loose interpretation of punk rock is refreshing. They have been touted as the best band in Australia.
These are literal wolves gruffly chomping and clawing their way out of a coffin buried under 6 feet of dirt. These wolves are ready to pounce. They’ve been growling and foaming at the mouth, now the wolves are out and they are really ripping at the music scene.
Coffin Wolf had a busy year in 2016 and 2017 playing in festivals and major punk rock venues in Australia. They have played major Aussie festivals like The Day in the Dust Festival and Brewtality amongst others The band has shared the stage with some great bands like 28 Days, Bodyjar, Fireballs, Beast Machine, Tsunargly, The Out of Towners, Area 7 and many more.
The band has played some iconic venues for punk rockers like Frankie’s Pizza, The Valve Bar, Club 54, The Old Bar, The Brisbane Hotel, The Brunswick Hotel, Whole Lotta Love, The Croxton and the Bendigo Hotel. With ‘Open Road’ doing so well and with gigs and festivals to play, it looks like Coffin Wolf will have an even busier year.