Mosa Wild’s euphoric concoctions are the very definition of “anthemic”.
Like The National, the band’s cinematic debut offering ‘Smoke’ was awash with emotive grandeur and rich textures – and latest single ‘Night’ follows suit, a rousing comeback after a year of silence that acts as a taster for their first EP, ‘Talking In Circles’.
With the foursome set to showcase the fruits of 8 months of labour at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton this week, playing Komedia Studio Bar tonight (Thursday 9th May) and The Walrus tomorrow (Friday 10th May), we got to know the Kent outfit a little better.
How would you describe Mosa Wild to a stranger?
“That’s a good question. We’d encourage them to come down to show, maybe that’s the best way to find out.”
Who are the biggest influences on your sound and why?
“Collectively we have quite varied influences that include Bruce Springsteen, Kate Bush, Radiohead to name a few. We’ve shared a lot of music with each other over the years.”
What was the best gig you’ve played so far?
“We probably all have different answers. But we all agree playing O2 Brixton Academy for the first time (supporting Lany) earlier this year was pretty special. We won’t forget it in a hurry.”
You’re based in Ashford, Kent – what’s your local music scene like?
“Ashford doesn’t really have a big music scene. But there a few local venues and a festival called Create (big up) in Ashford that encourage live music which is great.”
Who are the THREE other new artists we should listen to right now and why?
“Big Thief, Flyte and Pheobe Bridgers. They’re all incredible.”
You’re playing The Great Escape Festival in May – which other bands are you most looking forward to seeing that weekend?
“Little Simz, Masie Peters and Lewis Capaldi.”
And finally, what does the rest of 2019 hold for Mosa Wild?
“More songs, more live shows and meeting new friends along the way”