Oliver Wilde - Play & Be Saved (Howling Owl Records) 
Oliver Wilde - Play & Be Saved

It has been a while since I've had anything new through from Bristol but those fine fellows at Howling Owl Records have uncovered another nugget for our consideration. Oliver Wilde has what I would call twisted ears because what starts out as an optimistic little guitar melody soon morphs in to something altogether more sinister. 'Play & Be Saved' is one of those tunes that could potentially sound exactly the same backwards as it does forwards with lazy drums and wailing guitars providing a psychedelic experience to accompany the mumbled vocals of Bristolian Wilde. I can imagine this sounding blissful floating across a sunny field on a Sunday afternoon or at three in the morning after a few too many shmokes. Either way, Oliver Wilde is on to something here. Or loads of things. Or nothing at all. I'm not sure but it's fun trying to work it out...

More information: http://www.oliver-wilde.com/

Live Dates:

4th May - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
5th May - The Castle, Manchester
9th May - Colston Hall The Lantern, Bristol
10th May - Great Escape Festival, Brighton
17th May - Wood Festival, Oxfordshire
11th July - 2000 Trees, Cheltenham
17th July - Latitude Festival
1st August - Kneedeep Festival, Liskeard

29th August - End Of The Road, Dorset