Wild Horse Discusses New Music. Old Music and More!

Mixer-uppers WILD HORSE have had an array of projects within the band, the band also eleasing five full-length album's, with newer content also in the works. The band discusses their time together, music, and what else is planned next.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Our band already has a fairly long history. Two of us, Jack (singer, guitars, bass, keys) and Henry (bass, guitars, keys, backing vocals) are brothers and have of course known each other their whole lives. On top of this, Jack met Ed (drums, backing vocals, guitar) in primary school during a reading time session. They both saw that they had no one to read with and decided to pair up and have been close friends ever since. A few years later, Henry (14) and Ed (12) started jamming old classics together at an after-school music club and were looking to form a band. Jack (11) was just starting to play guitar and got talked into going to a session, despite initially not wanting to be in a band with his brother. The first song the band played together was a 25-minute version of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird. They all bonded over similar music tastes and decided that they wanted to bring something new and exciting into music, and they haven’t looked back in 9 years.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Each member of the band remembers how the name came about slightly differently. Henry and Ed think that we had the name Wild Horse before our first gig at a country pub in a place called Chidingly, but Jack seems to think we didn’t have a name until after our first gig. Jack seems to remember a discussion on the way back from our first gig, which had gone very well and had got us our first encore from the crowd. There were many names thrown about such as Rusty Spanner and the Tool Kits and Eric the Pug. However, Wild Horse just felt right straight away. It comes from The Rolling Stones classic “Wild Horses” and Neil Young’s band Crazy Horse, as both acts were and still are big influences on us. Whatever dispute there is about how the name came about, the origin of where it came from is agreed by all members of the band.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is from a tiny country village in East Sussex called Burwash, which has about 9 people and 20 sheep within it. Therefore, when it comes to local bands, we are really Burwash’s only offering (excluding The Who and The Cure, as Rodger Daltrey and Robert Smith live in the area, but we think they’re probably past the point of popularity where they’ll need a shout out from us!). However, we consider our home city to be Brighton, as it is close by and two of the members, Jack, and Henry, have spent time living there. There are loads of great bands and artists that we have played with from Brighton over the years. One of our favorites is Nicholas and the Outlanders, who are a fantastic blues band that we played with recently. If you like blues music (who doesn’t?!) then you should definitely check them out. We hope to be playing with them again soon!

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style is a bit of a mix of many things. This is because as a band, the three of us have such a vast music taste which covers everything from classical orchestra and opera music, all the way to country and western, all the way to grime and hip/hop. We don’t try too hard to incorporate a certain style or sound. We simply try to stay true to ourselves. We find that this has helped us to create a unique style which separates us from everyone else. Our style falls somewhere within a mix of RnB, Pop, Funk, Rock, Soul, Hip Hop, and Jazz. We were once described by as being like The Weekend with guitars if that helps you to imagine what we sound like!

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

After being together for 9 years, I’m sure it comes to no surprise that we have released quite a few projects. The band’s main songwriter, Jack, is incredibly prolific with his song writing to the point where it is difficult to find him doing much else with his time. We have so far released 5 full length albums, the latest being last year’s “When the Pool is Occupied” which you can listen to here: https://ffm.to/wtpio.otw.

With all of the works we have released so far, we have tried to take the listener into a glimpse of both our own lives and also down a path of their own individual lives to show that we are all human and everyone can relate to each other despite all our differences as, quite simply, we are all living life on the same planet just trying to figure it all out as we go along. We feel that our job is to provide part of the soundtrack to our listener’s lives and hopefully entertain them whilst they figure out their path.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes. We always have new music in the works. The devil works hard but Wild Horse works harder! Our new single “Joy Ride” is out everywhere now! It’s our first release of 2022 and it’s a summer Funk/RnB banger all about car sex. We wanted to bring a sense of fun into the summer of 2022 after the last two years of misery and we couldn’t think of a better way to do it than with this song. We love it so much and we think you will too, so check it out here: https://ffm.to/joyridewh.OTW.

On top of that, we already have our next single planned for release later this summer and are back in the studio recording more tracks. We’re showing no signs of slowing down, we love it too much!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We are always playing shows. It’s our favorite thing to do and is essentially where the band stems from. We are our most comfortable when we are on stage performing in front of people. We are known for always giving an extremely energetic stage show. We always dress up in some “out-there” outfits and encourage everybody who comes to see us to do the same! It just encourages a fun and free atmosphere where everyone can enjoy themselves. In terms of touring, we unfortunately haven’t been able to go on a full tour yet as for the majority of our existence as a band we have been at school or university because we are so young! But our education is (finally!) coming to an end and we hope to be planning a tour within the next few months and announcements on this will be made very soon so make sure to follow us on our socials to keep up to date:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildhorseuk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wildhorserockuk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildhorseuk

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@wild_horse__band

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We have some extremely big aspirations and plans for the future as a band. Essentially, we want to be able to do music full time as our jobs. There is nothing more thrilling to us than to be able to travel the world and connect with people through our music every night at shows. With individual dreams on this, Jack hopes that the band one day headlines Glastonbury, Ed wants the band to play the Royal Albert Hall one day and it’s Henry’s dream for the band to play Madison Square Garden. So yes, modest plans from the boys about the band’s future!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Our music is on all major digital platforms.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Bp1kmno7aBsJFmTpRbpxP

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/wild-horse/1361201597

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/464657

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/music/player/artists/B001G45TC8/wild-horse

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/wildhorserockuk

You can also follow us on social media and go to our website to find all things Wild Horse and grab yourself some of our really cool merch from our store: https://www.facebook.com/wildhorseuk

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The answer to this is simple. To have fun. We want our music to make people happy and to bring people together. So, whenever anybody is listening to our music, we want them to do whatever they want to do. If you want to dance, dance. If you want to sing, sing. If you want to cry, cry. The only thing we recommend that you don’t do to our music is commit any form of crime! Other than that, our music is just as much yours as it is ours, so enjoy it!

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