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Wild Horse: Music to make you feel like you’re putting on a new suit, lighting up a cigarette and heading on a night out in a wine bar…

Please describe the band in a single sentence.

Music to make you feel like you’re putting on a new suit, lighting up a cigarette and heading on a night out in a wine bar.

What’s your latest project and what are you working on right now?

Our new single “Joy Ride” is out now. It’s a funky rnb summer banger all about car sex. We’re personally obsessed with the song and we’re fully convinced it will be the song of the summer for all your readers. It’s a feel good tune which doesn’t take itself too seriously. We feel that there’s not enough of that in music these days. There’s too many songs and acts that try to take themselves too seriously. At the end of the day, music doesn’t have to always be about having really deep and preachy messages. Ultimately, music is about having fun and forgetting about your problems. Joy Ride is the perfect song for that. It’s also definitely our most ambitious track to date. It’s taken us away from the dynamic of just being another band of white guys with guitars. Joy Ride has taken us in a direction which no other band is doing right now. The song has throwback 80s elements with synths and electronic drum fills but it also has a fresh, new and exciting feel to it which makes it stand out from anything else in music at the moment.

In terms of what we’re working on right now, we’ve already got our next single ready for release and we’re about to go into the studio to record some more new songs. On top of that, we’re always writing and recording demos of ideas. It’s a difficult process having to choose a few songs to record out the hundreds you have written!

 How do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

We want our music to make people feel happy, fun, connected, sad, energized, anything really

We find that music has different effects on different people and so we just want people to have their own personal relationship with our music.

As long as they’re enjoying what they here and they feel somewhat connected to it, we feel that we’ve done our job. For us, music is an escape and we strive to make music that can act as an escape, in whatever form, to the people who listen to it.

Major influences: Who put you on this path?

In terms of our influences, we have an extremely wide range. We listen to all kinds of genres. Anything from Pavarotti to Kanye West. Because of this, it would be impossible to individually name all our influences but we incorporate the sounds of Pop, Soul, Rnb, Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, Dance, Disco, House, Trap, Gospel, Country, Blues, Britpop and Funk into our music. So any artists within these genres, we’re probably influenced by them.

We are extremely inspired by people who have managed to mark their spot amongst the greats and have made a difference to the world. We hope to do the same through our music.

If you had to flee the country as a band, where would you choose to live?

That’s a fun question! We’ve not heard that one before. We would probably go to the south of France because the weather’s gorgeous and it’s very tranquil. We live in a tiny country village in East Sussex so we’re used to the peacefulness of the country side. We really like it because it allows us to stay focused on what we want to achieve and it gives us a space to hone our craft without any distractions. We’ve all lived in cities at some point but ultimately we all moved back to the country. Also, there’s a rich musical history in the South of France. The Rolling Stones recorded Exile on Main Street there, which is probably their best album!

What’s the ‘wow factor’ that makes YOU decide which songs to keep, record and release?

I think it comes with if we find ourselves singing along to it throughout our day. We find that if a song has a lasting impact like that on us after hours and hours of writing and recording demos of it, experimenting with it etc, then it’s inevitably going to have a lasting impact on people who get to listen to the finished version straight away. If the song’s not stuck in our heads, it’s probably too forgettable. We only release the songs that we absolutely enjoy the most. There’s no point releasing music that we don’t really enjoy, because we’re the ones who have to play it over and over again when we’re on stage.

What’s the most hilarious band memory you can think of?

We started out really young. Jack (lead vocals, guitar, bass, keys) was 11, Henry (bass, guitar, keys, backing vocals) was 14 and Ed (drums, backing vocals, guitar) was 12. So a few months after we first started, we were offered a gig in Paris which we said yes to. So when we got to the venue for sound check we asked where the plug sockets were and a member of staff pointed to a whole in the wall that had hundreds of cockroaches coming out of it. We also noticed that there was loads of cages dotted around but we thought nothing of it. So when we arrived for the show later and got on stage, it occurred to us that we were actually playing in a strip club and the cages were for the strippers. So yeah, a bunch of kids playing in a strip club. That was a funny one.

What would be the title of the band’s biography?

Good question. That’s an interesting one. I’d probably call it Wild Horse: against all odds. That’s because we’re three boys from the middle of nowhere with no leg-up connections in the music industry. Yet, we’re fully convinced that we will still manage to change music forever.

What’s the next milestone you’d like to achieve as a band?

We’d love to sell our big venues across the country and Europe and hopefully also go over to the U.S and Canada. The next logical step towards that would probably be bagging a support slot for a major artist on tour. So if there are any major artists reading this who are in need of an opener, look no further!

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