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A trio of musicians who are also family members, Wildwood Kin is an alternative indie band that often plays in a folk music style that crosses over musical genres. Formed when the members were in their late teens, Wildwood Kin is made up of Meghann Loney, a drummer and singer, plus her two cousins, sisters Emillie and Beth Key. Emilie is a guitarist, while Beth plays the keyboard and bouzouki. All the members of the band sing and they will often perform close vocal harmonies. However, there is no main vocalist and the lead singer varies from track to track, depending on what is called for. The band write a good deal of their own material and are as much noted as songwriters as they are for musicianship.
Wildwood Kin's sound
The sound of the band has grown up as the members of Wildwood Kin have progressed into their twenties. The band developed their early sound from playing together at a local pub near to their homes in Exeter, Devon. With striking harmonies and a developing sense of rhythm, the band soon progressed from their humble beginnings, developing into a powerful live act. The trio has drawn comparisons with bands such as Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons, both of which the members cite as being influences. The sound of Fleetwood Mac has also been noted by some fans in a number of their tracks.
Wildwood Kin's career milestones
Wildwood Kin self-released their first EP and gained a great deal of attention once it came out. This was in part due to it being picked up by BBC Introducing, the service designed to give a platform to up-and coming-performers. As a result of the interest shown by the BBC, the band started to gain summer festival bookings across the UK, as well as a few tour support slots, which brought them to the attention of a wider audience. Soon afterwards, the group got a professional manager to handle their bookings.
Shortly after taking on a manager, Wildwood Kin were picked up by BBC Radio 2 and broke into the mainstream. They were first played by Bob Harris, who championed their “Warrior Daughter” single. After recording a session for the BBC at their Maida Vale studios, Wildwood Kin began to be played by DJs such as Jo Whiley, Jamie Cullum and Mark Radcliffe.
A showcase gig was hastily arranged for the band at the Union Chapel in London. This was well received in the music industry, which sent plenty of executives along. As a result, the band received multiple recording contract offers. The group opted for the Silvertone label and soon set about recording their debut album, Turning Tides.
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