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Review | The Wildes – ‘Come and Go’ (EP)

Jangly surf pop quartet The Wildes, launch their new EP ‘Come & Go‘ with a sound akin to The Smiths and The Cure.

After the band’s driving performance of ‘She gave me everything’, their new EP ‘Come and Go’ lacks invention and originality.

If Morrissey or Johnny Marr were monitoring this Indie band from the South-East, they would recognise a sound completely formed on their influence.

The Wildes are growing in popularity and have already performed at venues across the UK, including their hometown of Margate and a performance at The Windmill in Brixton. The band is made up of Tom Akers (vocals & guitar), Jack Supple (vocals & bass), Kristian Horne (guitar & vocals) and Russell White (drums). Winning acclaim from Jacob Rickard who called the band “The sound of Margate”, they have featured on BBC’s lounge on the farm festival special and on SB.TV’s Alternative Corner.

Their latest EP ‘Come and Go’, conveys a mix of issues largely dealing with love and frustration. The title track maps out the dismay at a girlfriend allegedly having an affair for “3 long years.”

The Smith’s influence starts with lead singer Tom, hair with Morrissey-esq quiff and soft melodic baritone voice, to the guitarist, who plays out luminescent riffs in swansong to the bass, with the drums maintaining a rhythmic tempo on each track. The EP is sweet sounding and easy to listen to and the jangly guitars give it edginess and colour. But the lyrics are self-indulgent and the sound unfortunately, one-dimensional in this case.

A young band that is definitely one to watch, and has created an EP for die-hard lovers of 80’s Indie,  without breaking any boundaries. | | |

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