MNJ New Music Spotlight: Wyldest


Today’s new music spotlight is on Wyldest.

Location: London

Line-up: Zoe Mead (vocals/guitar/bass/synth), Mariin Kallikorm (guitar/bass) and Jack Gooderham (drums)

About: Formed from Zoe Mead writing and recording demos in her bedroom in 2014, Wyldest are a London-based trio who bridge the gap between shoegaze and dream-pop. The band take inspiration from the likes of Warpaint and Blonde Redhead and their music touches on themes of nature, nostalgia and loneliness. Mead and Kallikorm, who joined Wyldest when she arrived in London from Estonia in 2016, write and record in their Greenwich studio and their debut album ‘Dream Chaos’ is due 1st March 2019 via London indie label Hand In Hive (Swimming Tapes, Saltwater Sun, Jealous of the Birds). With widespread support ranging from The Independent to Dummy, SPIN and The Line Of Best Fit and a run of UK tour dates set for autumn 2018, Wyldest are in the perfect place to deliver on early promise.

What MNJ say: Wyldest are sitting on an enviable treasure trove of shoegazing sonic delights and ‘Headrush’ is the latest addition to it, a trademark dreamscape made up of spectral guitarwork, glacial vocals and echo-drenched pop hooks.

For fans of: Cocteau Twins, Wild Nothing, Warpaint

Next shows:‪ 

  • Purple Turtle, Reading, UK - Friday 9th November, 8pm

  • The Hope & Ruin, Brighton - Friday 16th November 7pm

  • EBGBS, Liverpool - Saturday 24th November 7pm

Latest track: ‘Headrush’