Wolf & Cub release new single and accompanying video ‘Close to the Edge’, the second taste of the bands’ forthcoming LP, NIL which is set for release on Friday 20 November via Part Time Records.
Like previous single ‘Blue State’, ‘Close to the Edge’ is a searing piece of music which shows the band continue to lean toward a revelatory heaviness over previous psych-rock offerings. The screaming intro attacks the listener from the get-go, pounding drums and a guttural grunt setting the tone for the opening line – “I think we both want the same thing / but it’s so hard to be sure / with all this noise that just gets in the way / to take us further away from the point.”
“’Close to the Edge’ is a commentary on a communication breakdown” states Joel Byrne, “it’s essentially the soundtrack to a really bad argument, in particular the kind that tend to be carried out over social media. The main riff (and overall track) is intentionally a bit nasty and vulgar because it represents the uglier side of people’s personalities that tend to come out in the heat of the moment, particularly when their opinion or ego is challenged.”
The accompanying video was directed by David Robinson-Smith who the band have previously worked with on the gripping video for previous single, ‘Blue State’. Shot in the NSW coastal town of Budgewoi, ‘Close To The Edge’ is a perfect visual cinematic compliment to the chaotically visceral track. Judiciously choreographed, the music video expertly captures the physical representation of two people arguing with their egos/bodies.