THE WYLDZ :
Mitch Bassoul : Bass & Vocals
Alex Dhee : Guitar
Oliv Porrini : Drums
“Like a punch in the face, or a gift from the rock ’n’ roll gods, prepare to be blown away by the up and coming three piece, The Wyldz,” raves Beyond magazine. From Paris and now residing in Austin, TX, the group plays its own distinctive and engaging brand of neo-classic rock ’n’ roll that draws inspiration from some of the greatest musical artists of the 1960s and ’70s yet does so with a contemporary flair that feels utterly invigorating.
All of that can be heard within the 11 potent tracks on the band’s debut American album, Human Rise, produced by Gordie Johnson – whose production credits include Govt. Mule, North Mississippi Allstars, Warren Haynes, Taj Mahal and others – and recorded at Austin’s legendary Arlyn Studios.
The three musicians first met while studying at the college of contemporary music in Paris, L’École Atla. They had all played with one another in various outfits before uniting as The Wyldz in 2010 with the shared dream of creating a truly world-class rock ’n’ roll and the mutual determination to take their music to as many people as possible.
The trio cut two albums in France, the second of which has “a repertoire worthy of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and others,” declares Hard Rock magazine. On tours following both releases, they took rock ’n’ roll throughout a nation where such sounds are in short supply.
“We always wanted to go to America,” notes Mitch. “It’s the biggest country for rock ’n’ roll.”
A woman they met in Paris invited the band to come stay with her in the Dallas, TX area, where they soon met their manager, Haven Eskind. She offered her Austin house to the band as a place to reside and rehearse daily, booked them on some unofficial South By Southwest 2013 showcases, and the US buzz on The Wyldz began.
Soon after they cut Human Rise, and are now ready to take their music to the rest of the nation and the world. On Human Rise, the band’s atomic-powered rhythm section drives each song to its fullest energy while Alex chords, riffs and delivers searing leads like a true guitar star and Mitch’s strong and sumptuous voice resonates with genuine emotion.
The songs abound with themes of true human connection as the balm for loneliness and alienation, the power of love, striving to reach one’s greatest potential, transcendence and other essential elements of life, woven into poetic tales to soar into the stratosphere and beyond.
In the great French tradition, “We are revolutionaries,” Oliv declares. Their cause is inspiring mankind to be at our best and restoring genuine greatness to rock ’n’ roll. The group’s ambitions for high achievement aren’t driven by material desires or an urge for stardom. “For us, music is about sharing,” explains Mitch. “We like to share the riches we feel from playing rock ’n’ roll with our listeners.”
“Something we have said from the start is if we can fill our fridges doing what we love, we are the happiest people in the world,” says Oliv. “We don’t want fancy cars or whatever. We just want to live doing what we love.”
“It is obvious that these guys are the real deal,” declares Beyond. “The Wyldz are a breath of fresh air and are genuinely devoted to soon become the next big thing.” Given how quickly they’ve already begun making their mark in America, the stage is set for The Wyldz to ascend to some of the world’s biggest venues and beyond, and make their indelible mark on today’s popular music.
Let the revolution begin….
THE WYLDZ :