Six Pack of Wolves
Ying Ying Tai
Tomorrow, 9pm, Fringe Club
If you've been hanging around the local music scene for a while, the name Six Pack of Wolves may strike a familiar chord. This is partly because it's made up of members of other bands - recognisable names include Arthur Urquiola of the Mooches, on guitar and vocals, and Tiffany Jade Laue of the David Bowie Knives, on bass.
Most members of Six Pack of Wolves have been playing in local bars since they were under age.
'Our first gigs were at open mic nights and it really helped to shape what it's become,' Urquiola says. Some of their favourite venues happen to be old haunts: 'The Wanch is home base for us. It was the first place that gave us the chance to put together our own gigs, the atmosphere is very welcoming to any musician and the people there have always been super supportive.'
The band's first album, Born To Lose, was released late last year and has been warmly received. The album is a blend of punk rock and melodic pop, with Vickie Chan's sweet vocals juxtaposed against Urquiola's deep rumbling growl.
Urquiola says the band's tendency to experiment with their sound stems from the diversity of influences and talents within the band.
'With Six Pack we've always paid attention to the melodies, and I think we've tried to balance that out with something raw with a lot of bite as well,' Urquiola says. 'But with the versatility of the musicians involved in the band, it has changed and it's still developing.'
Tomorrow the band will be playing their first gig of the year as part of the 'Listen Up' series alongside Luke Chow, the David Bowie Knives and the Sun Eskimos.
2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$100 (advance), HK$150 (door). Inquiries: 2521 7251