BY NATE BROWN
Who are The Ghost Wolves?
The Ghost Wolves are a female/male drum & guitar duo from Texas.
What was it like playing at SXSW?
It was a dream — such an amazing mashup of styles, and bands coming in from around the globe. Some local Austinites like to complain about the traffic, noise, etc., but we just feel like, hey, it could be a paper convention instead right? This is music taking over our town — it’s a good thing!
How often have you been asked about the possibility that you’re actually The White Stripes from an alternate universe?
We get that occasionally, and that’s fine. We are actually from an alternate universe, but our music doesn’t have much to do with The White Stripes beyond our genders and instrumentation. But hey, if anyone wants to compare us to them, that’s fine. They were a great band.
What did the Austin Chronicle mean when they described your live show as “a bit of a spectacle”?
The Chronicle was probably referring to the time in Austin that Carley kicked a crowd member in the face when he got too fresh with her. She was wearing some gnarly boots too, but I think he got what he deserved. The dude really crossed the line. That’s only happened once, but our show includes costumes, wigs, sculptures, wolf masks, screaming guitar solos, mind-bending gymnastics, cookies and the occasional stage dive.
Will the band’s 125-pound wolf hybrid, Winter, be joining you at the Buzzbin show?
He travels with us everywhere, so yes, he’ll be there. He usually guards our merch table, so don’t try to steal from us. He loves the taste of thievery.
What about playing live music do you enjoy?
The energy between us and the audience. It makes all of the difference.
What do you think “In Ya Neck!” [the band’s debut EP] says about The Ghost Wolves?
Well, wolves usually eliminate their prey by going for the throat. That’s how we look at our music — we’re out for the kill.