Circuit Sweet Introducing, News

Howling Owl Records are proud to introduce Oliver Wilde‏

February 5, 2013


Are Proud To Introduce Oliver Wilde


“They get it when I put the deer mask on”. This is a typical line from a conversation with songwriter and off kilter recording artist from Bristol, Oliver Wilde ( Referring to a recording session with a friend’s band, he’s had them standing in running baths and slammed doors at them in the dark to eek out the perfect performance.
It makes you wonder what he does when he’s recording himself. Whatever it is, his melancholic, introspective, delicate and unconventional disposition has resulted in a recording constructed from blind honesty and humility in the shape of a stunning home-grown debut album ‘A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Lightyears’ out later this year.

 Initially arming himself with just one microphone, a guitar and a combination of internal conflicts, Oliver Wilde’s sound is stacked up with whispering guitar riffs, fragile vocal layers, slurring lap-steels, 8-bit tape loops, sanguine strings and DIY drum samples, leading to a lo-fi commotion of emotional outbursts and swirling sonic turbulence, washed down with moments of hushed delicacy that evoke the ghosts of his never-met mentors.
Describing his own serene musical style, Oliver Wilde scratches his temple and delves deep. “Downer pop? Tinsel rock maybe? Lo-fi glitchtronica?”. Before we can probe further, he’s distracted by a commotion from the bathroom. “You’ll have to excuse me, I think the bath is still running…”

We at Owl towers are honoured to welcome Oliver Wilde to our family and can’t wait to release his album, but for now, we’re incredibly excited to share with you the first single from the forthcoming album..

Go here for a FREE download of ‘Curve’

Oliver Wilde and his band will be playing some shows in support of the ‘Curve’ release, the details of which are below;

13th Feb – Gallimaufry, Bristol
28th Feb – The Fleece, Bristol (w/ Tall Ships)
7th Mar – Old Blue Last, London (Howling Owl Night)
4th April – The Cube Microplex, Bristol (w/ Balmorhea)

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.