The Ghost Wolves
The Ghost Wolves' name mirrors the ferocious, primal sounds the Austin duo conjure from drums (Jonny Wolf) and guitar (Carley Wolf), and acknowledges Carley's upbringing among a pack of hybrid wolves on her family's Texas ranch.
The band formed in 2011 and released their first EP titled, «In Ya Neck!», followed by the seven‐inch, «Getchya Hip Thrust», before signing to Nashville’s Plowboy Records in 2014 and releasing the album, «Man,Woman, Beast». The album was recorded at Austin’s famed Arlyn Studios (where Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan have taped) and was mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, the Ramones, The Clash).
The band tours relentlessly, having played over 800 shows to date, in 11 countries including Ireland, Japan, the USA and western Europe. They self-produce their own music videos, merchandise, art and custom stage wear. The Ghost Wolves have collaborated in the studio and on stage with Bushwick Bill (Geto Boys), Alejandro Escovedo, Johnny Vidacovich (New Orleans’ drumming legend) and BP Fallon (Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy). They're known for their infectious on‐stage chemistry and raw energy, presenting «face‐melting riffs and unfettered noisy productions» (Austin Independent Music) to live crowds around the world.
In 2014 alone the band played SXSW, Austin Psych Fest, Ireland’s Electric Picnic, plus their first European tour dates. Japanese fashion line, Hysteric Glamour, brought them to Tokyo to play their 30th Anniversary event. The Ghost Wolves' complete music catalog and custom merchandise were carried exclusively in Hysteric Glamour's Japanese stores for the entire 2014‐2015 winter season. Revered global fashion house, Perry Ellis, used an instrumental version of The Ghost Wolves’ song «Gonna Live» for a behind‐the‐scenes look at Michael Maccari's debut collection for Fashion Week in New York City last fall.
«Shotgun Pistol Grip», recorded on Carley’s vintage one‐string Teisco guitar and one of several live during which Jonny plays drums with his feet and left hand ‐ while playing an analog synthesizer with his right ‐ has been featured on the hit TV series Shameless. «Dangerous Moves» was used in Oxygen’s Bad Girl’s Club and in the over‐the‐top trailer for Japanese martial arts film, Why Don't You Play in Hell? «Attack Attack Attack» was heard on MTV's Real World: Explosion, Oxygen used «Itch» on Funny Girls, and Oxygen's Best Ink used «Gonna Live» and «Baby Fang Thang.»
In 2015, the band continued touring in the USA and Europe, playing to packed clubs across both continents. Carley launched her clothing company, Starwolf Clothing. Her mother, Jackie, helps her design and produce the line at their Texas hill country sewing studio.
The band recorded 15 new tracks with Austin based producer Mike McCarthy (Trail Of Dead, Spoon, OBN III's). The new album «TEXA$ PLATINUM» will be available in spring 2017.
Rolling Stone Italia
«They play stomping blues-garage-punk possessed by who knows what kind of demon… their music has just the right overdose of voodoo punk…».
Lenny Kaye, emusic.com
«The pair tour relentlessly, showing a joy in the turn-it-up that evokes the visceral virtues of rock at its most raw and elemental».
BP Fallon, Wang Dang Doodle
«A primal musical jewel in wolf's clothing…».
«This Austin, Texas duo are one of the most eccentric bands around».
«…for the real experience, catch them on stage where their intensity and magnetism are amplified to such levels that you might just put on a mask and let Carley call you 'Grandma'».
Jonny Wolf - Drums, Synthesizer, Vocals