The Geelong Quartet is back with another full blast effort with their third outing, ‘Mr Wilding’
Creating a memorable and unique brand of edged rock with catchy pop-rock choruses, Geelong four-piece Slide my way have earned their stripes on the local music scene in recent years, forming together in high school in 2019.
Like most bands before they achieved great success, Slide My Way began playing rock covers before expanding their catalog to include original material, starting with their first single “Whisper” last year.
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Channeling the open-hearted alternative rock energy of the Foo Fighters, the upbeat nature of Blink-182 and the laid-back melody of Oasis, the band have just released their third single “Mr Wilding”, inspired by years of fun and excitement. that band members had in music lessons at St Joseph’s.
Bursting with raw energy, boundless enthusiasm and effortless freshness, ‘Mr Wilding’ draws you in right from the start, backed up by thundering guitars, heavy percussion and punchy basslines, mixing songwriting skills- Songwriter of guitarist / singer Marius Hurley-Paul and lead guitarist / singer, Joseph Finnigan with the musical prowess of drummer Granger Woolley and bassist Jeremy Hurley-Paul.
“The main songwriters of Slide My Way are Marius and Joe. Marius brought his songwriting ideas for ‘Mr Wilding’ to Joe who completed it with an awesome guitar solo, ”the group explains about the creation of the song.
“Once he was brought into the band’s room with bass and drums, he turned into a loud, raw rock number. “
Merging authentic rock with their indie-rock roots, the song’s catchy guitar riffs, electrifying rock solos and choir vocals inducing “Bop bop bop bop yeah yeah” automatically lift you up and drag you into a happy rock bubble. .
It’s an almost four minute snapshot of what a simple and basically good band, Slide My Way, with solos and hooks you can imagine the whole Wembley Stadium singing to.
With its catchy groove, a Gallagher style vocal performance sits fairly front and center of the track with a memorable melody you’ll have in your mind long after the song ends. The drumbeat carries and drives this song, and the various guitar solos seem appropriate; this type of rock song requires one. You’ll find your foot tapping before you even know it.
Boasting elements of Britpop and building on the band’s desire to perform and record authentically produced music, this slender earworm sees the band channel a delicious combination of Oasis and Blink-182. – and we’re all about it.
Leaving an indelible sound impression on the listener and a desire for more, the lyrics follow a particularly wacky high school teacher from the perspective of his students.
“Mr. Wilding is a fictional character, a music teacher at school created by Marius. He is a “savage”, a lively and fascinating musician. The lyrics are about the excitement and mischief that occurs in his music lessons.
The accompanying video for the song, produced by Conor Killury, is an energetic and fun visual representation of the rebel Mr. Wilding and the explosive presence of the band itself.
Recorded with Allan Kelly at Almach Studios, this track was recorded over a few weeks and sees the band strive for perfection, resulting in weeks of remastering with over 10 versions recorded before landing on the final product.
With a knack for pairing earworm melodies with big rock guitars, “Mr Wilding” is the summer soundtrack we all crave and follows on from their previous album “Be Like Him”, released in April. of this year. Benefiting from the band’s skills for instantly engaging melodies, this classic rock anthem is packed with irresistible pop-rock hooks, taking listeners on a warm and relaxing sonic journey.
While their collection of singles couldn’t be more different, their eclectic musical influences are clear with Oasis-esque vocals and melodies, mixed with likes from Blink 182, Nickelback, AC / DC and The Beatles, bringing a diverse ensemble. of sounds. .
With a collection of influences like this, three well-received singles and having played their first gig in six months in front of a solid crowd at Geelong’s Barwon Club, we’re pretty excited to see what else these guys can do.