Wildheart are a melodic hardcore band from Brisbane Australia. Releasing their debut EP ‘A Thousand Days’ in March 2015, followed up by a two track entitled “Above/Below” in August 2016, Wildheart quickly moved to make a name for themselves sharing their heavy yet melodic music and showcasing their energetic live show all across QLD.
After an extended break toward the end of 2016, Wildheart returned to the studio with their newest single “Exhale” recorded, mixed and mastered by Gareth Hargreaves (Young Lions, She Cries Wolf, The Brave). Wildheart have always been a band to push boundaries, and the band’s latest single “Exhale” showcases their prowess to create vastly contrasting music while also enforcing a strong message that is rooted at the ‘heart’ of what they do. “Exhale” premiered live on Triple J’s Short.Fast.Loud Wednesday the 7th of July with Joshua Muriel, and is available now on all your regular streaming services.
How would you describe your music?
We often describe ourselves as melodic hardcore. We’re always trying to find a balance between the heavy parts of modern music and more melodic spacey stuff. It creates a nice contrast and always keeps the songs interesting.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
We started out as a bunch of musicians that came from other bands that had either broken up or just faded away. We wanted to write strong heartfelt heavy songs and have kept to that mode ever since. But have worked to build and grow our sound as time has gone on into what we are today.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Bands such as Architects, The Ghost Inside, early For The Fallen Dreams, STYG, Isolation era Carpathian to name a few.
What inspires you?
Many things. Watching other bands ace what they do, reading, listening to other genres of music or just general thoughts and feelings can be transposed into music or lyrics.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
All the writing gets done at home or in the rehearsal space. The road is too busy and distracting.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
At this stage probably a tie between ‘We Are’ and ‘Solitude’ which are both new tracks from our EP
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Any tour that involves us going overseas to play would be a dream.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
It’s very competitive and very saturated so it takes a lot to break the mould and have people pay attention. Also with the rise of streaming services it will be interesting to see how bands are monitised moving forward and if we see more or even less income.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Getting stranded in Townsville with a broken trailer 4 hours away from where we needed to be, running around like a madman to get a replacement while the rest of the dudes played cricket probably won’t leave my memory anytime soon.
What are your future plans?
Play as many shows in as many places as we can and keep on writing and writing and writing.