By Eileen Tilson
Atlanta’s own All Night Prowling Wolves make it no secret that what you see is exactly what you get. An ’80s throw-back punk rock band, who like fast guitars, PBR and causing chaos. They even entitled themselves after a lyric in The Clash’s “(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais.”
It has been two years since ANDPW released their self-titled LP, and after a stint of shows, a stab at the CMJ Music Festival in NYC, and a few wild parties, Atlanta’s pub-rockers are back with Make it Right, the perfect soundtrack to an all night run from the cops.
The album opens with “No Love is Lost” a punk ballad driven by front man Tom Cheshire howling “I know I’m innocent,” setting the tone for the entire LP. “Drank Irish” bellows out with the same classic lyrics ANDPW are known for, “I saw this girl I wanted to kiss/There’s nothing like a side of piss.”
The album is loud, head-banging, and the best seedy bar music for your inner punk, all while using the most minimal chord progressions as possible. Many of the songs have Cheshire repeating the same chorus, making it easy for even the most intoxicated listener to follow along. They even pay a little homage to reggae with “Good Ambition” followed by closer, “With a Feeling,” drenched in the same power chords that made every East Village Bowery band successful.
At the end of the day the best part about All Night Prowling Wolves is that they don’t take themselves seriously. They know what they are, and they make it their mission to give you a good time. Line up the shot glasses, this is a band is not afraid of a hangover.
All Night Prowling Wolves play The EARL , August 21.