21 June, 2019Print
"Fiercely unapologetic" alt-rocker JJ Wilde releases debut EP'Wilde Eyes, Steady Hands' is out today on BMG/BlackBox
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Today, JJ Wilde releases her debut EP 'Wilde Eyes, Steady Hands', making a major impression on the modern face of rock music. The EP is out via BMG/BlackBox on all streaming services and is a brash declaration of artistry from a refreshing new voice in rock.
The four-song EP is a cathartic, rousing and well-varied amalgamation of pure, "fiercely unapologetic" (Atwood) rock n roll. It strikes the perfect balance between raucousness and sincerity, mixing together sweltering odes to independence (like the riotous "The Rush" which serves as a perfectly executed soundtrack for reckless indulgence) with warmer self-reflective moments (like "State of Mind" which finds JJ confronting her imperfections, knowing she'll eventually learn from her mistakes). She pairs her earnest songwriting with her instantly memorable, velveteen rasp and full-throttle guitar.
Atwood Magazine said that "such an artistry is hard to come by" praising "State of Mind" and first single "Wired" as "a kind of high-octane affirmation that she’s holding nothing back from her audience" (w/ the latter track being also featured on a variety of Spotify's most important rock playlists, including widely-streamed "New Noise," "New Music Friday Canada," and "Fierce Femmes").
Sewing together an honesty that calls to mind Liz Phair, a swagger reminiscent of Bikini Kill, and a Courtney Love-esque snarl, JJ Wilde is not only paying respect to the heart and soul of rock music, but fully chiseling her own place within the genre.
Wilde Eyes and Steady Hands EP Track List
"State of Mind"
"Gave It All"
JJ WILDE U.S. Tour Dates 2019
7/13 — Palace Theatre — St. Paul, MN **
7/15 — Water Works Park — Des Moines, IA **
7/16 — Old National Centre — Indianapolis, IN **
7/17 — Marathon Music Works — Nashville, TN **
7/19 — The Fillmore — Detroit, MI **
7/20 — 20 Monroe Live — Grand Rapids, MI **
7/21 — Stage AE — Pittsburgh, PA **
7/23 — MECU Pavilion — Baltimore, MD **
8/6 — Canalside — Buffalo, NY ^^
8/7 — Musikfest — Bethlehem, NY ^^
8/9 - Ashbury Park, NJ - Wonderbar @@
8/10 - Washington, DC - U Street @@
8/12 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore @@
8/13 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry @@
8/14 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle @@
8/16 - Lexington, KY - The Burl @@
8/17 - Indianapolis, IN - Vogue @@
8/19 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cambridge @@
8/20 - Grand Rapids, MI - The State @@
** in support of The Struts and The Glorious Sons
^^ in support of Incubus
@@ in supported of Reignwolf