We recently had the opportunity to sit down with a bunch of bands from the Stencil label to see how their year was going so far. Our latest interview is with Wildheart, and can be see below…
How is 2018 treating you so far?
Very well! We’ve been keeping very busy!
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
We recorded and released our sophomore EP titled We Are this year which just came out in August.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
I’m always writing and working on new music, but as for when we release we don’t have anything planned for a while!
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
We have some things in the works for next year that we’re excited about. We’re super stoked to get back on the road and travelling around Australia, hopefully to some places that we haven’t been before.
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
I feel like what influences me comes from so many different avenues, when I first started playing guitar it was very much specific guitar players and bands that I was listening to and I was learning songs by them, but now I feel it’s just become a massive blend of that and watching bands live, as well as listening to other genres of music. As far as what influenced this band in the beginning I think it’s a mish mash of The Ghost Inside, early For The Fallen Dreams and just about every melodic band to come out of the UK!
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
I feel like I’m spending less and less time listening to heavier bands and more and more electronic stuff BUT when a good heavy album comes out I’m all about it. Parkway Drive’s discography just made a return as seeing them live recently reminded me how good they were. While we’re talking Australian bands, Polaris’s The Mortal Coil is phenomenal, as is Fit For A King’s Dark Skies. But I’m honestly jut hanging out for Architects’ new album.
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
You can find all our music on ITunes, Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp if that’s your flavour and the easiest way to keep track of when and where we’re playing is to follow on Facebook or Instagram.
Any last words for the fans?
Always be good to yourself and if you haven’t already make sure to check our latest EP We Are. It’s the best thing we’ve ever created and we’re all super proud of it.
By Jane Howkins