The UK rock scene is currently at an all time high, with bands such as Lower Than Atlantis and Mallory Knox landing regularly on the Radio 1 playlist and Royal Blood making a great name for themselves over in the US.
Then we have The Wilde. The Leeds quartet released their EP Young Libertine in November last year and after the first listen we are sure the UK rock scene can only get bigger and better with them around. Full of punchy riffs, huge choruses and clean-cut vocals, Young Libertine places The Wilde in everyones good books.
Frontman Tommy Fleming has a voice you can’t ignore, it is fitting of the pop elements but rough where it needs to be; arguably similar to Rob Damiani of Don Broco, particularly in lead single Until Next Time, It’s A One Time Thing but they draw in their own sounds throughout the EP. Young Libertine is a go-to EP for easy listening and is reminiscent of early Panic! At The Disco, holding a little element of nostalgia for those older alt-rock fans.
We can see 2015 being the year that The Wilde make quite a mark on the alt-rock scene and it will exciting to see what they can offer in a full length when it arises.
Written by: Amie Kingswell