Uplifting LA three-piece Wildcat! Wildcat! have announced their arrival to Australian and NZ audiences with the first single ‘Hero’ off their forthcoming debut album due for release this August.
”’Hero’ is our underdog anthem,” the band explain. It mixes the group’s innovative harmonies with dance production and an earworm chorus.
Featuring longtime friends Jesse Taylor (vocals, bass), Michael Wilson (vocals, keys) and Jesse Carmichael (vocals, drums), Wildcat! Wildcat! officially formed in 2012. Their early tracks, available as blog downloads and a single from the tastemaker label Neon Gold, led to the band’s 2013 self-titled debut EP on Downtown Records, which received critical acclaim from NPR, Pitchfork, Time, Stereogum, Nylon, Paste, Huffington Post and more.
In early 2013, Wildcat! Wildcat! was the subject of the Sam Jones-directed documentary Hello Everywhere – a feature that depicted the band’s journey from LA to SXSW for a massive concert with Passion Pit. The group has also toured with Alt-J, Portugal. The Man and MS MR.
“’Hero,’ hints at a group of musicians who haven’t forgotten their roots, but simply choose to expand the ceiling of their growth.” – Paste Magazine
“The growth that I’m hearing in this single is phenomenal.” – Indie Shuffle
‘Hero’ is available digitally now via Create/Control | Downtown.