With so many huge acts in and out of our doors, it’s easy to forget those that are out there, tirelessly working their way up to the top who deserve your attention. This week, we’re putting the spotlight on breaking four-piece, Wild Front.
For Fans Of: Saint Raymond, Fickle Friends, Pale Waves
Essential Listening: ‘Simmer Down’
Formed on the South Coast of the UK, Wild Front are four friends working harmoniously together to create music that hits you like a breath of fresh air.
With their distinctive combination of floating melodies and indie flair, Wild Front quickly made a name for themselves within their local music scene and saw their online fanbase growing by the minute, so it wasn’t long before more and more eyes and ears were focused on their movements.
Working hard to hone their sound and create music that everyone will enjoy, they made sure they worked with people that understood their vision, including Fred Cox (Rag N Bone Man, Kasabian), who turned their latest single, ‘Simmer Down’ into the sonically delightful track you hear today.
Perfecting their live presence alongside the likes of Lisbon and Fickle Friends, they quickly found themselves added to festival line-ups, with Common People and Truck both giving the band a boost. Then there’s Glastonbury, with Emily Eavis herself handpicking the band to play the BBC Introducing Stage at the inaugural event, but when you listen to their summery, upbeat rhythms, it’s easy to see why she thought they were the right fit.
2018 has seen the band making waves in the music scene, with an impressive headline show in London, as well as performances at Live At Leeds and Hit The North already in the bag. The summer will see them travelling from field to field, squeezing in sets at Isle Of Wight Festival and Reading and Leeds Festival, whilst the likes of NME and BBC Radio One continue to sing their praises.
With a debut album in the works and a headline tour booked for later in the year, this truly is the start of exceptional things for Wild Front and there’s no doubt that the next 12 months are going to be some of their most exciting yet.
If Wild Front sound right up your street, then you can catch them play a headline show in October.
Arts Club, Liverpool: Thursday 4 October Buy Tickets
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