Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, the Australian alt-country/Americana outfit due to return to the UK at the end of June, have shared the video for new single ‘I Hope That I’m Wrong’, taken from their fourth album ‘Some Girls (Quite) Like Country Music’ out in the UK/Europe on June 29th 2018 (pre-order via Bandcamp / iTunes).
Check out the video
In their own words: “A lot of people have responded strongly to this song, and we wanted the film clip to show the writer’s perspective on it – which has a lot to do with the ugliness that we see inside ourselves. We bounced some thoughts around as a group before Shaun [Ryan] came up with the idea that became the video, inspired in part by by Oscar Wilde’s novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’.
Portraits are a theme of this whole record, and they are not always flattering. We’re adults now, which means we should be comfortable to lay ourselves bare – the tangled mess of humanity that each of us are. As well as the band (and a few cameos) this clip stars the beautiful Kellie Tori, an actress who’s soul we’re convinced is not nearly so dark as ours, but who was kind enough to conjure up some ugliness anyway (well, on canvas at least)!” Full tour dates below:
Weds 27 June: What’s Cookin, Leytonstone, London
Thurs 28 June: Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, UK + Dan Webster (UK)
Friday 29 June: The Howlin Wolf, Glasgow + Imogen Clarke (Aus)
Sat 30 June: MacSorleys Music Bar, Glasgow + The Weeping Willows (Aus)
July 1st – Nottingham – The Chapel at The Angel
Tues 3 July: The Winning post, York + Amelia White (USA) and Dan Webster (UK)
Weds 4 July: The Woodend Gallery, Scarborough + The Roamin Jasmine (USA)
Thurs 5 July: The Green Note, London + Jonathan Byrd (USA)
Fri 6 July: Maverick Festival, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Sat 7 July: Maverick Festival, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Video credits: Words and music by Lachlan Bryan; Guitar & Vocals: Lachlan Bryan; Bass: Shaun Ryan; Steel: Damian Cafarella; Produced by Damian Cafarella at EoR Studios, Edithvale; Videography: Caitlin Withers; Painter: Kellie Tori; Makeup: Kate Spear, Kate Nash, Melissa Snooks
ABOUT LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES:
Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes have built their reputation on storytelling. Over the past eight years they have released four records, toured Europe and the USA multiple times, shared stages with Americana and country heavyweights and picked up a string of awards, including the Golden Guitar for ‘alt country album of the year’ with their landmark release ‘Black Coffee’.
Since emerging in 2009, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes have become known as the finest Australian exponents of Americana Music, winning the prestigious Golden Guitar Award for Alt-Country Album of the Year in 2014 and being finalists again in the category in 2016 (Lachlan returned to the awards to present the very same award to Kasey Chambers in 2018).
At home they have played the main stage at every major country and roots festival, as well as supporting international acts such as Steve Earle, Joan Armatrading, Shawn Colvin and John Hiatt in theatres across the country. Lachlan and band have also toured the USA several times and made their first visit to Europe in 2017, where they performed shows in Switzerland, Germany and The UK (where the band was a highlight of the iconic Maverick Festival).
Whether appearing as a stripped-back roots three piece or in their full five piece formation, Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes are always an engaging live act. The stories are universal and their authenticity is palpable.
The band has recently released their fourth album to critical acclaim at home and is returning to the UK, Europe and the USA in 2018. ‘Some Girls (Quite) Like Country Music’ – featuring a bonus track with a guest appearance from Lindi Ortega – will be released to stream/download and on CD worldwide on 29th July 2018.