Wilderglow My Days Interview

Wilderglow My Days Interview

"All we'd hope for is that people feel good listening to our music. Our music is all about the love!"

Melbourne based Alt-Rock band Wilderglow have just announced their dreamy music video for "My Days", the title track off their debut EP. The five piece collective are steady gaining pace after forming in 2017 and releasing their debut EP, accompanied by performing around their home city of Melbourne.

The Hoodwolf directed visuals depict a gloomy vibe matched with a storyline based on band member Matt Scully playing an office clerk yearning for a break. Seemingly leaving his post to chase a love interest, the office clerk finds himself in dream like situations eventually surrendering to his lover.

Influenced by the likes of local heroes DMA's and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the band inherit a fun and carefree energy matched with a simultaneous work ethic making Wilderglow a band to truly keep your eyes on.

With more music and bigger plans on the horizon, Wilderglow have found their feet and are ready to stamp their print on the Australian Alt-Rock music scene.

Interview with Matt Scully, James Wingard and Josh Oklusion

Question: How would you describe Wilderglow's music?

Matt Scully: I would describe it as melody driven indie rock/alt rock with synths.


Question: What inspired the track My Days?

Matt Scully: I remember I had just been put onto a band called DMA'S and their first album inspired me quite a bit. Also I was told I needed to write a "faster song", lyrically the theme is unrequited love, which wasn't something that I specifically thought to write the song about but just came out at the time of writing.


Question: What Can you tell us about the video clip?

Matt Scully: We were put onto director Zach Harris through some friends and he ended up coming on board to help us create the idea for the video. The idea was this sort of dystopian setting where an office worker falls into a dream state and is led by a mysterious girl through various trippy locations. We loved it and after some organising filmed the video over the course of a day pretty much.


Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?

Matt Scully: One of our new tracks called "The One For Me" which will be our next single to be released, very soon!


Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?

Matt Scully: Bono.


Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Matt Scully: Performing live is where the fun is that's for sure, but there's nothing like hearing our songs come together on recording.


Question: What is the story behind the name, Wilderglow?

Matt Scully: John who plays synth/keys in the band threw the name out there very early on.

He says he was just messing around with words he could combine together to make something unique no one had done before. Following the likes of bands Coldplay, Silverchair, Wolfmother etc. He ended up with Wilderness + Glow coming to Wilderglow. Nothing came up on Google for it so we went with it.


Question: How did the band come together?

Matt Scully: John, Josh and I are mates from high school that played in another band together. When that band didn't work out, Adi who had been around the scene and in another band at the same time as our old band was down to start a new band with us. James who Josh knew from his work completed the band.


Question: What motivates you most when writing music?

Matt Scully: It can be anything from listening to other bands, girls, to just stuff that I encounter in daily life.


Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?

Matt Scully: Digging Last Dinosaurs at the moment.


Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Matt Scully: All of us find it really fun and I mean, what better job is there than being in a band right?


Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Matt Scully: DMA'S.


Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?

Josh Oklusion: A soon to be released track, 'Still Like You'. It's a solid song written by our bassist, Adi. It always sounds really full and gets the crowd moving.


Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?

Josh Oklusion: The person reading this, come to our shows, dammit!


Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Josh Oklusion: I'm sure all of us agree that self-recording is more or less an act of masochism and that live performances are one hundred-fold more enjoyable. But we do it anyway for all you fans.


Question: What is the story behind the name, Wilderglow?

Josh Oklusion: I think John suggested it one day and we decided it would be good since nothing showed up on Google when we searched for it.


Question: How did the band come together?

Josh Oklusion: Lots of lube and impeccable timing.


Question: What motivates you most when writing music?

Josh Oklusion: Mainly the response I get from band mates to showing them demos or bouncing ideas.


Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?

Josh Oklusion: The Moses Gunn Collective, Blossoms, The Aristocrats and Gunship.


Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Josh Oklusion: Can't really pin it down to one individual, it's just a lot of fun to be involved in it.


Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Josh Oklusion: Roosevelt. I'd like him to produce our next release, producing is too hard.


Question: How would you describe Wilderglow's music?

James Wingard: Kind of introspective, sometimes abstractly-written love songs, for the most part. Since I've joined the band, however, the tempos of everything have been slowly, but steadily increasing.


Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?

James Wingard: I've only played it live once, but 'Outside' is heaps of fun. It's the fastest tune in the set by a healthy margin, and kind of comes off a bit punk. A bit of a curveball in amongst the other tunes that are a little tamer by comparison.


Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

James Wingard: Performing, 100%; the best part of recording is when you no longer have to do it.


Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?

James Wingard: Idles and Tropical Fuck Storm for righteous fury.
Nonpareils and Liars for weird lo fi synthy chill times.
And, a lot of dead jazz guys.


Interview by Brooke Hunter




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