Written By Wolves are a progressive, new, 5-piece Cinematic Rock Band hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. While young in age, members, Davie Wong, Bahador Borhani, Karl Woodhams, Oli Lyons and Michael Murphy are veterans of the New Zealand Music community having been stalwarts of the New Zealand Rock Scene for the better part of 10 years. This experience, coupled with youthful enthusiasm have combined to create a sound all of their own, fusing together their favourite elements of Rock, Alternative, Electronic and Popmusic that is exciting, fresh and provides an almost cinematic experience to the listener.
In the short lifespan of the band they have amassed over 80,000 monthly listeners and over 4 million plays on Spotify, over 8,000 followers on Facebook with a consistent reach in excess of 10,000 people. They have released 12 music videos and their songs have been viewed over 3,000,000 times on YouTube. They have supported U.S Alternative Rock heavyweights, Falling In Reverse and Escape The Fate at The Powerstation and The Kings Arms Tavern respectively and consistently manage to fill The Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland with their own headlining shows. They have also been added to the already stellar line up for Bay Dreams 2018 held at Baypark, Mt Maunganui on January 2nd. They have received an Honourable Mention in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Unsigned Only International Song Writing Competition for their songs ‘Genius’ and 'Timebombs & Hurricanes' and their online following continues to grow worldwide with fans from all over the globe expressing their die hard comittment to the band.
“Weaving myself to the front of the stage the giant pounding drums and grooves that greeted me gave way to poppiest syncopated dance beat that caught me off guard til I was bouncing up and down with the rest of the crowd, syncing myself in unison with front man Michael Murphy - this was not your average rock show, this was something… fresh.
And I was loving it.
Big riffs, powerhouse vocals, epic grooves and a well honed, mainstream vibe, and a live show to bring nearly any house down - Written By Wolves are definitely a band to watch out for."
- Mark Derricutt, Libel Music
“Well, forget your preconceptions about this man because Written By Wolves aren’t trying to make it, they’re going to make it. Never before have I seen a band that captivated me within seconds.”
- Renee Simpson, MusicalMusingsOfMine.
Let the wolves come out to play…