Behold the marvellous traveling show of Wolver, a Swedish trio of peculiar entertainers: The Protagonist (lead vocals and guitar), The Brawler (drums), and The Charmer (guitar). In a world parallel to ours where prophecies and magic still rule over human existence, their nomadic spectacle enlightens audiences with a sound that pays homage to several decades of theatrical rock (stretching from Queen to Panic! at the Disco).

The band are premiering their new video for “101”, a track taken from their debut album ACT I: It Starts With a Bow.

Speaking of the track, the band state: “The song encourages audiences to keep on fighting for their aspirations. This might be a cliché, but you haven’t failed until you give up. We have always believed, and won’t stop believing in our dream. In a way, we’ve already succeeded.

With a dress code worthy of a Victorian master of ceremonies, Wolver creates a clockwork synergy between stompy riffs and majestic vocal harmonies. Imagine a groovy cabaret act merging Queen, Muse, and Queens of the Stone Age, with Radiohead-like lyrics that encourage audiences to become “less hypnotized [by society’s status quo] than they’ve ever been”.

Artwork for ‘It Stars with a Bow’ by Wolver

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.