Based in Liverpool, Wide Eyed Boy are back with another bonafide indie-rock anthem. Two parts British, one part German and one part Australian, this striking four-piece have fully embraced their home’s heritage – from the internationalist culture of the city, to its inevitable musical lineage.
Their latest release ‘Sun Again’ is a powerful, driving track packed full of the snarling urgency that is fast becoming a staple of Wide Eyed Boy’s sound. Once again, Oliver Nagy’s prodigious vocals take centre stage, surrounded by the propulsive drums of Tom Taylor and the huge overdriven guitars of Johnny Ball and Kobi Pham. On the track Taylor says: “It’s about escape. Breaking out of that vicious cycle of mundane life and getting back that sense of freedom to go do whatever the hell you want.”
Having met at McCartney’s LIPA, an institution that is rapidly carving itself out as a hotbed of new musical talent, the band would find themselves bonding over a shared love of Michael Jackson, Bowie and modern Liverpool cult favourites like The Wombats, The Zutons and Circa Waves before deciding to decamp to Budapest to write new songs.
With their feet firmly on the accelerator towards success, Wide Eyed Boy will play another run of shows in March and April for Propaganda. The UK biggest indie rock club night saw them play at The Great Escape last year, and as a result have asked them to headline a string of dates up and down the country later this year. Propaganda Records will release ‘Sun Again’ on 7” vinyl – which will be available online to pre-order over the duration of the shows.