…it’s been a while!

Hello you.

Yes. You.

We used to talk, and then it went very quiet for a couple of weeks. Weeks turned into months. Before we knew it, a New Year had whooshed by then and everything after until now.

We’re still here and still alive. Sometimes it’s tempting to get swept up with the need to constantly communicate because you can, but we’ve not had much to say in the last few months. There have been some comings and goings and then some more comings again. We’ve been thinking, writing, playing and re-learning to enjoy ourselves. And now we’re thinking about doing all those things we used to like gigs, like recording, and maybe even talking.

Watch this space. TIW OUT.

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Skylines in Summer

London, you are beautiful: A glittering, sculptural sense of wonder. Aboard Alexei’s rooftop this view led us to the ebb of our evening after a writing day which yielded

new song klaxon ————– a brand new TIW song!——-end of new song klaxon

Lyrics Sneak Preview

Sneak preview of new song lyrics

Were any of you in this scene last Friday night? If only we could zoom in and spot you sipping your mojito’s along Southbank or drinking in the view from the Shard.

So, yes a new song we have! We are excited to continue working on it over the next few weeks and releasing it to the ears of TIW fans and beyond. Its preview may well be hosted at something similar to this growing trend of House Concerts. How cosy!

In the mean time – have a lovely site recommendation; marrying two wonderful art-forms, to soundtrack the final slog through our Friday afternoon:

A cool union of literature and music 

TIW over and out for now! x

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It’s a….it’s a……digital file! Our birth into the online music world

Digital birth

The Infinite Wilds are now available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon! We are EXCITED! Keyboard & mice at the ready….

BISH

BASH (open spotify type Wishing Leaves)

BOSH! (open itunes type the same).

And because it’s Friday let’s have a photo or two! Who needs more words at this point in the working week? A few pics from our debut festival appearance at Cherry Tree Farm:

Cherry Tree Farm – come on in

Vow at one of its many peaks

Lindy hop hop hoppin'

Lindy hop hop hoppin’

I'm not sure where everyone else has got to..

I’m not sure where everyone else has got to..

We had a lot of fun and look forward to the next one!

Happy Weekend all you lovely people xx

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Killing three hours in a hotel lobby…

Killing three hours in a hotel lobby waiting in the island of sheepy sound+wet weather (geddit? geddit?) waiting for a late flight home…and I wish I could say it was in the name of rock and roll. But I can see my colleague knit out of the corner of my eye and Public Broadcasting Service are spilling their wonderful concoction of the past and present into my ears. So it’s not far off. Talking of past and present, I watched Cloud Atlas on the way over. Je recommande!

Here is the lovely pattern I see when I look up.

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 And here is the lovely man I see when I look over there:

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The Infinite Wilds are trippy happy excited to be playing at The Festival Of The Year* on Saturday for Rach and friends joint 30th Birthday. With the beer at a frugal price of £2 I’m a little concerned about the level of finesse in our music making bones by the time we step up to the festival stage – but that just makes the anticipation even more thrilling.

And then we are heading into the writing zone over the summer months so we can’t wait to reveal the fruits of that loving labour soon!

 In the next blog:

Did Alice of TIW wear *that cape*?

TIW Love to you all x

*results obtained through our own independent survey of all of Rachel’s friends 

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I can see you, Spring!

I can see you, Spring – you have been well and truly caught. You win the prize though for longest hiding time. Bravo! Oh, hang on – you’re sneaking off again. COME BACK!

hidenseek

So,  over the week we’ve seen pasty legs around the country come out too early to bathe in the fringes of Summer, and so have we been basking in our own sunlight that was still shining from the memories of our EP launch night. I don’t want to repeat myself, but it was just so bloody brilliant! Thank you, again for making it thus. Especially to those that swayed along to “Take Me”, to the roof shattering applauders, the enthusiastic post gig imbibers and the end of the night dance floor MOVERS – you all made it great!

You know when you are on a train at a platform, and you look outside to another train next to you and get the feeling you are moving when in actual fact it was the other train? Within this time post gig, the buzz of the EP launch has tricked me into feeling like that.  But as all you clever clogs will already know, that still train is not what stuff TIW are made on. We want that moving train! So next up we are hoofing it into the hills of Hertfordshire for a private festival which we can’t wait for. And beyond those hills is where we journey to next. It’s gonna be fun so do come along if you’re free. Anyone at our launch can step into the first class carriage. 

Welcome to our new likes & followers!

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Memories Call: The Best of our EP Launch Party!

As promised, the best photos and, as it turns out, video(!) of our EP Launch Party on Saturday! See if you can spot yourselves in the crowd…

Video: I Can’t Let You Leave

With thanks to Simon and Charlotte!

Wishing Leaves EP - Everything was illuminated

Wishing Leaves EP – Everything was illuminated

The Infinite Wilds at The Heavenly Social (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

The Infinite Wilds at The Heavenly Social (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

View from the stage (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

View from the stage (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alice getting ready (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alice getting ready (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Crissi and the crowd (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Crissi and the crowd (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alexei's guitar (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alexei’s guitar (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

The stage from below (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

The stage from below (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alice cheating (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alice cheating (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alexei and Alice (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alexei and Alice (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alice singing and Simon playing (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alice singing and Simon playing (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

The band in action (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

The band in action (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alexei and Simon singing (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alexei and Simon singing (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alexei (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Alexei (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Crowd shot (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

Crowd shot (EP Launch Party 13th April 2013)

China Town. 2am.

China Town. 2am.

Thank you all for coming down and making our night so bloody fantastic! And thanks to Simon and Vik for the photos too!

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It’s Almost Here…

Hello you lovely people, and welcome to the weekend. Tomorrow finally sees us release our début EP – Wishing Leaves. And by release, we mean that we got a bunch of CDs pressed up, and are going to play a set and then party drunkenly well into the night. If you’ve been living in a cave (Hello! Pull up a pew and have a cup of tea; there’s a lot to update you on!), it’s at the Heavenly Social and the doors open at 7pm. More details here.

We’re really really proud of the songs and we think you’ll love them all. We’re also really humbled that so many of you are coming along to support us tomorrow – it truly means the world to a little band like us; without you lot, we’re just a bunch of music geeks who drink a lot!

If anyone fancies a preview of the tracks to whet their appetite (or learn the words!!), you can listen on our site here.

At some point we promise to get around to putting this stuff out digitally as well! :)

Finally, if anyone fancies hearing us play acoustically, we’re also doing a free gig tonight in Stockwell, or another one on Wednesday in Barnes.

Here we are, getting ready:

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Big Love
TIW OUT!

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The Weekend is so near – what can you hear?

TIW! BANGING ON! (with violin, guitar and bass accompaniment) ABOUT ….THEIR….SUPPPORT ACT! Ha, fooled you all.

So, we’ve not really told all you lovely people about many of the details of our big PARTY next week. Yus, it will be £5 in (including an EP and badges) and doors open at 7pm. It’s in London’s trendy Heavenly Social. But what else? Well, firstly the aforementioned support. 

I am very happy to tell you that my personal Suffolk ally Cristabel will be performing a small, exclusive set on guitar to get our party off to a quite brilliant start around 8:15. Don’t miss her – she’s brilliant! 

Then, around 8:45, it’s us. We’ll be playing through our EP, but also all the songs you guys know and love. Well, our ones anyway. So if you fancy a little boogie, shuffle, or just a bobbing of the head, make sure you get down in time! We’re very punctual (some of us).

Finally, The Disco. We’re curating and DJing until 1am – who will be the last ones standing with us?!

Once again, doors to this place of wonder within which your favourite Saturday night awaits will open at 7pm. We can’t wait to see you there!Image                                              Cristabel can’t wait either

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EP? What EP?

You may have noticed some excitement diffusing from The Infinite Wilds oriented around our EP Party on Saturday 13th April?

WELL for everyone who emails us to say they’re in (theinfinitewilds@gmail.com) and to everyone down as “Going” on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/325850940848818/), your door entry is a mere £5!

Not only does this allow you the pleasure of watching TIW And Friends, dancing the night away til 1am at The Social (http://www.thesocial.com/) and generally a bloomin’ fun night; but is also gets you a copy of our quite wonderful, exquisitely sleeved EP ! (Shocked with glee face).

Your name, that which was bestowed upon you at birth, is your ticket for this exceptional honour. If it’s there, on that “Going”list on facebook, or if it’s there, in our email inbox as a YES I’LL BE THERE, the honour is yours.

You want it, don’t you? Just like this cat wants his fly:

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Gigs! Gigs! Gigs!

So, a few things to let you lovely people all know while we’re waiting for the sun. We’re looking to book a few gigs in the run the up to our EP Launch Party at the Heavenly Social which are all going to be in or around the London area. We’ve already confirmed one with The Cavendish Arms, but watch this space for (hopefully) a couple more that week.

The Infinite Wilds 13th April @ The Social

The Infinite Wilds 13th April @ The Social

We’re also gearing up for what is starting to look like a busy Summer. It’s not very rock’n’roll to plan too far ahead, but thankfully, we’re anything but rock’n’roll anyway. One or two festivals are on the horizon, and we’re hoping to make it a few more. People keep bugging us to play more gigs, so hopefully this will satiate the hunger!

Finally, we retreating, once again, to the country in the next few weeks to write some more songs, walk in muddy fields, and probably get lost in the dark. If you don’t hear from us for a while, send a search party…

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