Premiere | June 30, 2015
Wild Ones
Show Me Islands

Label: Topshelf   Genre: Pop   Sounds Like: CHVRCHES, Purity Ring

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Wild Ones, a new pop outfit from Portland, Oregon, stray relatively far from the traditional sound of the Pacific Northwest, rejecting both folk and grunge to turn up the infectious melodies and clean production, and no more is this apparent than on their newest single, “Show Me Islands.”  Frontwoman Danielle Sullivan’s vocals evoke memories of more disquieted leading ladies Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES or Megan James of Purity Ring, though Sullivan smooths over her verses to tamp out the angst-tinged swoons of her predecessors. Still, Sullivan and the rest of Wild Ones do their best to personify that dread of rapidly approaching adulthood, and all of the responsibilities and challenges it demands Indeed, Sullivan described their new Heatwave EP–due out August 14th on Topshelf–as trying to capture that feeling right at the threshold, when young people are “confused and unready.” Have a listen to “Show Me Islands” below.


Wild Ones
Show Me Islands