The Wild Eyes are rock n' roll weirdos.
Hailing from North Wales, now based in Liverpool, the trio released their debut 7”, ‘I Look Good On You’, in 2012. This blazing nugget of garage rock delirium was backed with the hypnotic, krautrock inflected grooves of ‘Too Much’. Both sides received radio play on BBC Radio Wales and Merseyside, and led to acclaimed appearances at Liverpool Psych Fest, Focus Wales, Liverpool Sound City and the Liverpool International Music Festival.
An outbreak of gigs across the country saw the band earn a fierce live reputation, as they bared their awe at the still potent power of rock n’ roll, burning with an intensity born in the small towns of their youth. Sharing bills with acts as diverse as Deap Vally, Night Beats, Stealing Sheep and label-mates The Lucid Dream, the group made allies and won fans far and wide in their pursuit of aural transcendence. The Wild Eyes are drenched in reverb, mystery and sweat.
In late 2013 the band expanded into a four piece and entered the studio with local weird-pop heroes Clinic to commence work on their debut LP. An experiment in telepathy and alchemy, the result is due to be released in 2014. In preparation for its unveiling, the band are due to embark on a series of gigs across the UK, with festival appearances being scheduled for the summer.
Call it psych, call it art-rock, call it rock n’ roll, all petty fuss is eschewed by this band of obsessives, in love and enthralled with the purity and noise of pop music.
The Wild Eyes are: Huw Roberts (vocals, guitar), Neal Johnson (bass), Paul Craven (synth) and Sam Gill (drums).
"Straddling the divide between pop and psychedelia with consummate ease....somehow retro and futuristic at the same time, the only conclusion to draw is that they sound a lot like the sound of well, now."
Bido Lito! Magazine
”The word 'psychedelic' gets used quite a lot by pretentious hipsters trying to label bands, but these certainly deserved that epitaph, with an exciting and wild performance that, well, lived up to their name.”
The Wild Eyes’s tracks