The Wild Eyes
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The Wild Eyes


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The best kept secret in music


"SL Magazine, September 2005"

The Wild Eyes, arguably the best unsigned band around."
Dylan Muhlenburg. - Dylan Muhlenburg

"SL Magazine, September 2006"

" If you move along the margins of society or skirt around its fringe you will have heard of the Wild Eyes, a three piece Cape Town band with a penchant for heavy eye make-up and high heels. They make music to 'drive off cliffs to' and their live show is a spectacle that could best be described as gogo-gothic caberet. " - Robert Mackay


The WiLd Eyes debut album: Our Love has a Special Violence. Released 2005 on OMTD RECORDS. OMTD 004.
Recorded, mixed and produced over 9 months by Dirk Hugo at SUI studios and mastered by Tully McCully.

Featuring acclaimed guest artists on selected tracks such as:
Inge Beckman, singer from Cape Town band, Lark, Freshlyground’s Kyla Rose-Smith, Lee Thompson of Hog Hoggidy Hogg and Dan Manojlovic.

OMTD Records release:
October 2004 – Won the Cape Town regional finals of the SA Battle of the Bands

March 2005 – Performed at the annual Cape Town Long street carnival.

November 2005 - Released the 'Our Love has a Special Violence' album.
November 2005 – Completed the music video for the track 'Breakdown' off the released OLHASV album.

December 2005 – Performed at the annual Cape Town, Mother City Queer Project party at Ratanga Junction

2006 – Selected as by Levi's for their 'Levi's Young Guns original music' program.

January 2006 – Completed the music video for the track 'Valley of the snake' off the OLHASV album.

February 2006 - Album sleeve selected as part of the 2006 Red Bull D19 party showcase.
February 2006 - Performed at the 2006 annual Cape Town Design Indaba.

May 2006 – Toured the OLHASV album with a performance at the Cellardoor event.
May 2006 – Performed at the Rust punk festival, Durban. (

June 2006 – Performed at the launch of Cape Town club: Roosevelt

September 2006 – Both music videos featured on SA satellite station, MK89

October 2006 - The WiLd EyeS front man, Nikhil Singh releases his solo album: Pressed Up Black.

November 2006 - Nominated for two Blunt magazine 2006 awards: Best live act and Album of the year.
November 2006 – The WiLd EyeS selected to showcase at the South by South West festival in Austin, Texas.

December 2006: Selected as SA Music Industry Online rock album of the year.
December 2006: Short-listed for the Look and Listen list of 2006 album's of the year.


Feeling a bit camera shy


The WiLd EyeS are a three piece band based in London that formed in June 2004.
They have been performing regularly since inception and have released a full length debut album titled: Our Love has a Special Violence in 2005 with plans in place for a subsequent release.
The band were selected to showcase at the 2007 South by South West Festival in Austin Texas.

The WiLd EyeS debut album, Our Love has a Special Violence is a remarkable collection of ten songs that penetrate to the very core of electrifyingly danceable pop.
The words that first spring to mind when listening to their debut release, “Our Love Has A Special Violence” are ‘frantic disko punk’.
Midnight Pet and Breakdown are both stand-out singles that seem to convey the very message of the band: “let’s dance!”
The hair-raising feedback squall of “Disko Inferno” and the manic tension-and-release in “Kali Cola” and “O Maria” are good examples of how The WiLd EyeS flawlessly combine impeccable song-craft, sonic prowess and a disregard of the ordinary into a hedonistic yet disturbing musical whole.
Songs like “Breakdown” and “Valley of the Snake”, meanwhile, display an almost fiendish knack for creating impossibly catchy pop songs.

Additionally their strong visual stage presence is captivating and memorable for anyone who has witnessed the band live.

The WiLd EyeS have played live frequently around Cape Town, often in venues such as Mercury Live, In 2004, they won the Cape Town leg of the Global Battle of the Bands.The band’s solid sound performances and penchant for the theatrical have made earned them pride of place in many high-profile gigs. Examples of such are the 2005’s Long Street festival, the 2005 Mother City Queer Project party at Ratanga Junction and the 2006 Design Indaba party.
They have had a successfulnational tour to promote their release.
Their intense and vibrant performances often feature pink Cleopatra wigs, bizarrely ornate dresses and excessive make-up, and, on occasion, the talents of well known performance artist Bingo, who is not averse to showering the audience in a hail of electric sparks.

The band was selected to showcase at the 2007 South by South West music festival, alongside the likes of Bloc Party, Interpol amongst many others.