The Wild Eyes

The Wild Eyes

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Energetic, electrifying pop with catchy eclectic lyrics.

Biography

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.

Lyrics

Breakdown

Written By: The WiLd EyeS

Breakdown

saw you at the drugstore you were bleeding from your ear
you had a breakdown
breathing in the cold on the side of the road
you had a breakdown
what you gonna do when the lights go out?
don't have a beakdown
you know that i could never ever stand it
everytime you have a breakdown

so i said:
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it

banging down doors just before dawn
you had a breakdown
bloodstained tissues pink pills in your purse
you had a breakdown
hearing teardrops fall on an international call
it was a breakdown
oh you that i could never ever stand it
everytime you have a breakdown

so i said:
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it

dancing on the tables but dying in the hall
you had a breakdown
you were moving so fast that it just couldn't last
you had breakdown
milkshake years and my sobbing in your ear
it was a breakdown
aw you know that i could never ever stand it
everytime you have a breakdown

so i said:
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it
no no no no no no never again
when you break it i just can't take it

Valley of the Snake

Written By: Nikhil Singh

In the valley of the snake
everybody feel so good
and you'll be shining like sunshine
when you go down in the headlights

and in the season of the spider
you'll be a spider like me
and we'll go dancin on tomorrow
down in the belly of the snake

eight miles high
in your nine legged boogie two shoes

and in the zone of the monkey
we go down to the monkey zone
and you'll be zoning on the bone shack shake
down in the valley of the snake

requisition suky and heidi
we all go ridin on the range
just keep your parachute torn
just keep your parasite on
just keep your snake scales warm

Disko Inferno

Written By: The WiLd EyeS

Disko inferno
disko inferno
you rock me to my soul
you turn my bones to sugar
you drown me deep in the hole

doo doo do doo doo
doo do do doo
duh

doo doo do doo doo
doo do do doo

disko inferno disko inferno disko inferno

Discography

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.

Achievements
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. (www.rustpunk.co.za)

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.