Brooklyn hailing, Nashville based Keegan DeWitt’s career in music could have gone either way. Despite his successful career writing scores for indie films, the idea of fronting his own band was far more appealing than the average day job for DeWitt. Relocating from New York to Nashville, where the standard of living was far cheaper, DeWitt formed Wild Club alongside multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Bullock. Bursting onto the scene with both speed and force, Wild Club’s music climbed the US radio charts and their gigs started selling out in no time across many states.
Whilst their debut album “Youth” received undoubtable praise, their debut UK single “Colour”, released yesterday via Virgin EMI, is a cacophony of tumultuous drums and urgent guitars with a chorus of anthemic vocals perched neatly on top. A heady statement of intent, the light-hearted guitar melody beneath the upbeat vocals makes for an infectious sound. Aside from “Colour”, Wild Club have also unveiled an intimate, emotionally fueled cover of “CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share”, recorded in celebration of US Mothers Day.
Having concluded their seven-date UK tour with a sell out show at London’s Oslo last week and made a lasting impression at both Liverpool Sound City and The Great Escape festival, we can see what all the fuss is about. Watch this space.