eOne Music signs The Wild!

Canadian party animals, THE WILD! have signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music with plans to release an all new LP in 2016. “Me & the fellas are fuckin’ fired up about this deal man!,” says frontman Dylan Villain. “I know a lot of our fans in the U.S. & overseas have been waiting to get their hands on this record. We’re stoked to say the day is here. Go grab that shit & turn it up!”

The band is re-releasing their EP GxDxWxB today in the U.S. along with a music video for their hit single “Roadhouse” exclusively via New Noise Magazine, directed by Vancouver hip-hop music video director Stuey Kubrick. The LP was expertly produced by Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, Jimmy Page, Dave Grohl, Van Halen) at the legendary Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC with additional production completed at the city’s Armoury Studios. Boozus, their bassist weighs in as well, “We’re big fans of eOne’s roster. We feel we have a great team behind us. We couldn’t be more stoked to get this record out & get on the road in the USA. Shine up your party boots – We’re comin’!”

The band is hitting the road next week with BUCKCHERRY for a string of dates throughout Canada. On October 26 the band will hit The Oak in Winnipeg before stretching all the way to Vancouver for a set at The Commodore just about a month later.

Make no mistake. Villain and partners in crime, burly bearded singer-bassist Boozus, chrome-domed drummer Reese Lightning and recently recruited rhythm guitarist Pistol Pete, come by that sound and that rep honestly. The band hails from the wilds of Kelowna, B.C., where they grew up like every other rural teenager. “We were riding around in crappy vehicles down dirt roads, listening to old rock’n’roll, punk rock & metal records going to bush parties, hunting and fishing,” Villain says. The latter was earned over the course of a decade together in the rock ’n’ roll trenches, honing their notoriously over-the-top live show in every warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse that would have them.

Now they’re a thicker than water. They’ve been through the fire. And they bring it with them every time they step on the stage. “It’s definitely about that fire,” stresses Villain. “Sure, you’ve gotta play well. But there’s something more than just hitting the right notes and playing everything perfect. You’ve gotta give it everything every night. You have to put your foot to the floor and never stop, red line that the whole goddamn way.” You might think these guys are nothing but redneck beer drinking hell raisers. But there’s a method to the madness. “We know who we are,” Villain explains. “We know what we’re like. We’re a powder keg. We like to have a good time & everything you’ve heard is probably true. But there’s more to us than just that.”

Sonically, their riffs are steeped in blues and punk, two more subjects near and dear to the band. “We take a huge influence from the blues and I’m talking about the Delta blues that’s not really heard by a lot of people. But we’ve also got a punk attitude about this whole thing. That’s the thing about great punk rock: You’re not trying to do anything. You’re not overthinking it. You’re just doing it. It was the same with the old Delta bluesmen. They had conviction. They really meant what they were doing and so do we. No matter what we do it’s at 11. We just wanna live hard. We just wanna live free.”

10/26 – Winnipeg – MB – The Oak w/ Buckcherry
10/27 – Saskatoon – SK – Outlaws Country Rock Bar w/ Buckcherry
10/28 – Regina – SK – McNally’s w/ Buckcherry
10/30 – Edmonton – AB – Bear Howler- Shaw Conference Centre w/ Godsmack
10/31 – Calgary – AB – CJAY Howler- Grey Eagle Event Centre w/ Godsmack
11/2 – Grand Prairie – AB – Better Than Freds w/ Buckcherry
11/3 – Grand Prairie – AB – Better Than Freds w/ Buckcherry
11/7 – Slave Lake – AB – Slave Lake Comm Rec Plex w/ Buckcherry
11/8 – Lethbridge – AB – Average Joe’s w/ Buckcherry
11/19 – Montreal – QB – Café Campus w/ Buckcherry
11/20 – Arnprior – ON – The John St Pub w/ Buckcherry
11/21 – Barrie – ON – The Roxy Theatre w/ Buckcherry
11/24 – Toronto – ON – The Phoenix Theater w/ Buckcherry
11/25 – Vancouver – BC – The Commodore w/ Halestorm