How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band and name?
We met through musical friendship. There are 5 of us in total. With regards of the band, We’re are all based in Dublin city and We’re called The Wilde after The Irish Writer, Wit & Poet, Oscar Wilde. He’s one of the greatest Influences ever to grace my mind/life.
How would you describe your music?
Personally I would describe it as Honest, Exciting and Categorically ‘Irish’ – With Influences such as The Smiths, The Pogues & The Velvet Underground, We like to chop & change without straying to far from our ‘Contemporary folk’ sound.
What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?
I formed The Wilde in October 2011, and since then we’ve wrote over a dozen or so songs and have just finished a 2 month tour through May & June with the launch of our debut EP ‘I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Everyday’ which was launched and released on May 1st, 2012. At present we are preparing for an autumn tour around the cities of Southern Ireland with the prospects of a debut album late 2012. Early 2013 we hope to cross the pond to play on the mainland.
If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?
This would have to be Sinead O’Connor. For the simple reason that as a ‘Celtic vocalist’ I believe that we would compliment each others vocal capabilities with regards of that haunting & passionate sound. The girl is a heavenly vocalist.
What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?
I’ll be greedy and choose 2. Firstly, I would choose The Smiths The Queen is Dead record as it is my personal favourite of all time. I’d take this also for the lonliness.
And maybe Klaus Nomi’s Encore record. I think this one would set me free with regards of its wacky tones and weird goings on. It’s just a beautiful party as a whole.
(Answers by Larss Vincent)