Wild Spelks Preview Debut EP with ‘Getting the Band Back Together’

Wild Spelks | Photo Credit: Blind Johnny
Photo Credit: Blind Johnny

Fresh off from being picked by Fast Blood as one of their favourite bands from the North East, emerging melodic punks Wild Spelks have shared a new track called ‘Getting the Band Back Together’. It’s the latest taster of their forthcoming debut EP, ‘A House Full Of Strangers’, set for release on 21st June,

Tinged with nostalgic lyrics, it’s a bright, upbeat track that thrives on the youthful narrative delivered by songwriter/musician/producer Jonathon Sabiston. “I think this is the best song I’ve ever written (so far), the epitome of Wild Spelks—a song about friendship, youth, and playing in bands. My inspiration for the song was Weezer’s ‘Blue’ album, ‘Bleed American’ by Jimmy Eat World, and that fun era of pop rock,” says Sabiston.

‘Getting the Band Back Together’ sees Robyn Walker from fellow North East band bigfatbig join Jonathon on vocals. Together they deliver an earworm of a  chorus line; “Distortion fizzes in my ears I’ll play this song for a hundred years.”

The track is the final preview of ‘A House Full Of Strangers’following a pair of equally impressive singles – ‘Help Myself’ and ‘Take It From a Friend’.

Formed as a solo project in 2020 by Jonathon, Wild Spelks has evolved into a live band utilising a rotating line-up of North East musicians. Ahead of ‘A House Full Of Strangers’, the project spawned several singles, establishing a hook-laden alt-rock and punk sound that is reminiscent of The Menzingers and Cold Years.


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