***Hell Raising Canadian Hard Rockers Confirmed To Support Airbourne on 8 Date November UK Tour Following Rave Reviews Of Debut 'Wild At Heart' Album***
"With alter-ego names that could have come from a defunct line-up of Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction Machine, (a bass player called Boozus anyone?) and a set of hip-shaking hard rock tunes designed for both arenas and air guitars, there's plenty to get excited about on The Wild!'s debut long player. Their ace in the hole must be lead guitarist / Vocalist Dylan Villain, whose rasping holler brings to mind Bon Scott via Dirty Looks' Henrik Ostergaard and Rhino Bucket's Georg Dolivo. There's tons of ballsy swaggering and brazen energy on display – opening single 'Ready To Roll' mission statement 'Livin' Free' and Beating About The Bush-esque 'Six Hundred Sixty Six' – as well as some welcome gear changes in the melancholy blues of 'Run Home' and the languid 'White Devil'. With songs positively reeking of of rot-gut moonshine and hi-octane gasoline, The Wild! Really do rock it like they talk it, and then some. 7/10" – Essi Berellian, Classic Rock, April 2017.
Visceral Canadian rockers The Wild! have landed the opening slot for Airbourne on their November UK tour in the wake of a slew of glowing reviews of their storming debut album 'Wild At Heart', released in February on Steamhammer / SPV.
Singer Dylan Villain states that "It was time we took this band international. This has been something we've been working on for over a year now. We are very excited to make that dream a reality with our friends at Seaside Touring who are best known for Wacken Festival & their killer roster of bands. Europe/UK... Get ready to party harder than you've ever partied. This first tour we announce is gonna blow your damn minds!"
Don't miss the chance to catch this vital, organic four piece live; dates are:-
Sat. November 11th BRISTOL 02 Academy Mon. November 13th GLASGOW 02 Academy Tues. November 14th MANCHESTER 02 Academy Weds. November 15th LONDON Roundhouse Sat. November 18th NORWICH UEA Sun. November 19th OXFORD 02 Academy Mon. November 20th SHEFFIELD 02 Academy Weds. November 22nd NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wild At Heart', which was produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Jimmy Page, Metallica, Van Halen), is packed full of blues, punk and southern rock capabilities, all spiced up with classic rock elements. For a tasty sample of this irresistible rock concoction, check out the explosive Stuey-Kubrick-produced video for 'Ready To Roll' here:
***Hell Raising Canadian Hard Rockers’ Explosive Debut ‘Wild At
Heart’ Album Unleashed February 17th on Steamhammer / SPV***
“We are The Wild! & we are fucking crazy”
Visceral Canadian rockers The Wild! have confirmed the release of their storming debut
album ‘Wild At Heart’, produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Jimmy Page,
Metallica, Van Halen), as a digipak CD, download and stream on Steamhammer / SPV on
February 17th 2017.
The Wild!, a vital, organic four piece who hail from Kelowna, British Columbia, take the gritty authenticity of the Delta Blues, speed it up with a reckless punk rock attitude, and then roll all that up into a southern rock cigarette.
Vocalist/lead guitarist Dylan Villain embodies all of the reckless abandon and good-natured devilish charm that could only be born in a very small backwoods community.
Counterbalancing Villain’s snakebite rasp is bassist/vocalist Boozus; beer drinkin’, beard havin’, fly-fishin’ are his favourite past times. Kickin’ ass & keeping time is drummer Reese Lightning - a beast with beats & everyone’s favourite asshole. You’ll love him! Rounding out The Wild!'s lineup is ‘The Kid’ on rhythm guitar and backing vocals; young blood and zero fucks given - what he lacks in age, he makes up in attitude and swagger.
“Even underneath the loud guitars you can hear the love for the blues in our songs,” declares Villian. “We believe in music with conviction. The Wild! is a mixture of what the blues feels like, rock’n’roll sounds like, and punk-rock smells like. I feel like for every thousand bands that are out there right now you’ll get maybe ten that believe the things they’re singing about, which is the most important thing to me in any genre. I don’t give a shit what kind of music you play. If you care about it then really give yourself to that moment. Our fans aren’t stupid and I feel that they’re hungry for things that aren’t so disposable.” The Wild! were nominated ‘Best New Rock Band’ at the 2015 Canadian Radio Music Awards, after their debut EP ‘GxDxWxB’, (which stands for ‘God Damn Wild Boys’), crashed into the top five of the Rock Chart, leading to major Canadian tours with Airborne, Buckcherry, Godsmack, Korn, Monster Truck, Rise Against and Sebastian Bach.
Now, the band’s all-killer-no-filler debut album ‘Wild At Heart’ is all set to catapult The Wild! into hard rock’s heady stratosphere worldwide. “We’ve generated a lot of interest in rock’n’roll here in Canada,” reflects Dylan Villain. “And now we’re looking forward to sharing our sound with the rest of the world. We really hit the nail on the head with what we wanted to do with this band. I feel that there’s a lot of bands out there that try to do this or that, but we don’t try to do anything. We just do.”
For a first taste of this irresistible rock concoction, check out the explosive StueyKubrick-produced video for ‘Ready To Roll’, the first single to be taken from the album.