Irish rock band Wounds spoke to NRR at Riot Fest Chicago about their experience at the festival and their upcoming album and tour.

Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, the lads of Wounds (Razor and Tie) are a long way from home and embarking on a whirlwind tour experience in the United States.  With three different tours the band has attached themselves to, there’s no doubt Wounds is going to find their audience. The band has some great opportunities to get themselves in front of thousands of new fans by touring with the likes of Finch, He Is Legend, and newly announced HIM and Motionless In White.

Trying to put Wounds in one particular genre would do the band a great injustice.  The first thing that comes to mind is a sound more on the side of death punk in the vein of Turbonegro and Iggy and The Stooges with the ability for deeper and more haunting lyrics reminiscent of bands like Nine Inch Nails, Cradle Of Filth, and countless alternative bands from the 1980s and 90s.  What Wounds isn’t is boring.  Adrenaline pumping and exhilarating, Wounds takes you on a wild ride of pure rock and roll debauchery with a generous side of poetry for a little extra nutrition just when you decided to forget about substance.

Young and full of piss and vinegar, the boys are perfectly cheeky and sarcastic. But then again, you’d have to be in order to carry on through some of the tragedy the band has had to face in recent years.  An unfortunate plummet from the fourth floor of a building left guitarist James Coogan in a coma with a broken face and a blind eye. The band thought it was curtains, but Coogan recovered and decided to carry on with his brother and band vocalist Aidan and his other mates to sally forth with the onslaught of Wound.

For a band that’s been together a mere three years, the lads are well on their way with an enigmatic and creatively inspiring label like Razor and Tie.  Keep an eye on Wounds because the buzz is in the air and you’ll be hearing about them more often in the months to come.

Interview with Wounds:

Wounds is currently on tour and offering a streamable four track EP on Facebook. Pre-order of their full length album, Die Young, that drops on November 24th and get the four track EP instantly on iTunes.

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Northeastern Indiana, Alex Savage is a Senior Photojournalist on staff who has been with us exclusively since the very beginning of Naional Rock Review. Specializing in rock and Scandinavian metal, she's known for her raw and moody style of music photography.

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