Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Wild Horse.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
WILD HORSE: Wild Horse are an original indie band from East Sussex.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
WILD HORSE: We have a massive and vast array of influences, which we think is one of the reasons why our band stands out from the crowd. We grew up on classic rock, listening to bands like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, etc. Growing up though, we’ve expanded our musical pallets to the largest extent. We’re always looking for new sounds to absorb. We’re like musical sponges. We love opera, RnB, soul, funk, hip hop, grime, drill, punk, pop, Afro-beats, lo-fi. We’re trying to make music that sounds like nothing else out there and we figured out the only way to do that is to have the largest musical knowledge we possibly can and to also interpret it into our own music in the most honest and uniquely-us way. So we find it very important to have and find as many influences as possible.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
WILD HORSE: Our latest single is called “Joy Ride.” 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.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
WILD HORSE: Our live shows are extremely energetic and fun. Expect bright colors and audience participation. We like to dress up loudly and encourage everybody who comes to see us to do the same as it creates a fun and care free atmosphere where people can feel like they can be themselves. We make sure that every single member of the audience is having the time of their lives when we’re on stage. We always ensure maximum entertainment for everyone. On stage is where you find Wild Horse at our best and most comfortable. We’re really natural performers and much more of a live band than we are a studio band. We’ve never met anybody who’s been disappointed with our live show and we intend to keep it that way. It’s not just about the music, our shows are about a celebration of bringing different people together to dance, sing and have as much fun as possible from the moment we’re on stage to the moment we leave stage. We also hate the idea that the band has to be separate to the audience so you will find us in the audience watching the other acts and we are always up to talking to people who have come to see us, it’s one of our favorite parts of being in a band.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
WILD HORSE: Global domination. Our frontman Jack is quite a spiritual person and believes highly in the power of energies and manifestation. He’s been manifesting that Wild Horse will be the biggest band on the planet for the past few months and since he has we have really gone up quite a few levels in our exposure so it seems to be working. We’re sure in five years time we’ll be touring the world and connecting with people all across the world through our music. We have an incredibly strong desire to make this happen and an equally as strong work ethic. We know what is going to happen, the path is quite clear in our minds. We’re just waiting for the world to catch up.