“MISERY is an emphatic plea for something more in life than what we have been sold. The broken mental health systems, the loneliness and isolation felt by so many in a day and age in which we are more connected than ever, the overworked teachers, nurses, doctors and employees in almost every industry, inequality in almost every aspect of society and a self-serving, capitalist ideal that is not designed to aid or look after the well-being of people, humanity or the planet, yet continues to roll on with the ferocity of a runaway steam train. Yet, through all this, the song implores hope, that there has to be more than this and there has to be a way to dig ourselves out of the hole we find ourselves in – that we are not just made for misery and through all the negativity there is beauty in the world and the desire of those that wish to change it for the better.” – Michael Murphy / WRITTEN BY WOLVES

Written By Wolves are a fresh, progressive, cinematic rock band and one of the most exciting new acts to come from New Zealand in recent years.

Having announced themselves on the world stage with their debut release, ‘Secrets’ in 2019 they then combined with some of the biggest names in Rock Music in 2021 to release ‘The Collab Project’, an EP and mental health initiative aimed at giving their fans, friends and followers a platform to talk about their mental health and a reminder that no matter what they are going through they do not have to do it alone. Featuring Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D, Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens, and Trenton Woodley of Hands Like Houses, the EP has received critical acclaim, millions of streams and has delighted fans worldwide.

Renowned for their highly energetic live show, the band have already shared the stage with international heavyweights such as: Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Pendulum, Sublime With Rome, Suicidal Tendencies, Hed PE, Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate, and Four Year Strong.

They are one of the highest streamed rock bands from New Zealand, having amassed more than 350,000 monthly listeners, 51,000 followers and more than 64 million streams on Spotify and over 119,000 subscribers and 74 million views on YouTube. Their previous release, “Give ‘Em Hell” received airplay on Sirius/XM Octane, and a number of Mainstream & Active Rock radio stations all across the United States.

With the success of “Give ‘Em Hell”, and the new single, “Misery”, plus some international tour announcements on the horizon, Written By Wolves have well and truly announced their new era and are back bigger and better than ever.

“Basically, they’re killing it and it is time for the rest of the world to know.”

  • Kerrang!

“Now, they are ready to take on the world.”

  • Rock Sound

“WRITTEN BY WOLVES are establishing themselves as one of the best upcoming bands this year. They deserve all the attention that they will inevitably get from this stellar release.”

  • Distorted Sound

“This is big, anthemic, electro-tinged rock.”

  • HMV

“As up-and-coming bands go, Written By Wolves are one of the most exciting. By not fitting into a tight-knit of generic conventions, their music feels fresh and offers something for every listener. There’s no denying that this is a band that’s going to go places.”

  • Dead Press
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