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Introducing Alexander Wildwood

Introducing Alexander Wildwood


Alexander Wildwood was raised on the seas, sailing the world on a yacht as a boy to a soundtrack of Neil Young and The Beach Boys. And it is by the sea that his music was born. In a home studio only moments from the beach on New Zealand’s picturesque East Coast, the songwriter and producer (PleasePlease, The Heart of Katherine) is creating a new noise inspired by his surroundings.

The multi-instrumentalist produces and records his own music, using studio time to experiment, innovate and reflect. This freedom allows songs to evolve, and creativity to flow naturally – and it shows. The result is an organic hybrid of indie-rock/folk with a polished pop sensibility.

For a relatively unknown artist, Wildwood’s music's is already making big waves - having been chosen to support Australia's Boy & Bear on their New Zealand tour in September, and first single Bad Blood from the forthcoming debut EP received NZ on Air Making Track grant. US blog All Things Go says Wildwood is “the start of something special” and “recalls current greats like Bombay Bicycle Club and The Neighbourhood”. Bad Bloodalso featured in the Top 100 Unearthed Charts on Australia’s nationwide radio network triple J.

BAD BLOOD will be released digitally this Friday 29th September.

Wildwood’s first offering, mixed by Nic Manders and mastered by Andy Vandette (David Bowie, The Beastie Boys, Metric) in New York, is a journey through the realities and existential pains of life. Each song is a story that surges and recedes like the tide. “I’m always writing,” Wildwoodsays. “People often think I’m in a day dream away from the world, but in my mind I can hear this song that exists in potential and I’m trying to write it.” The debut EP is set for release in late 2014.

SEE ALEXANDER WILDWOOD LIVE SUPPORTING BOY & BEAR (Tickets on sale now. Both shows r18, for further details & ticketing info go to www.boyandbear.com)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18th
THE POWERSTATION, Auckland

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19th
BODEGA, Wellington


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