"WILDE" IS TORONTO'S NEXT BIG INDIE POP BAND
From left to right: Olutobi 'Nyra' Akinwumi, Giselle Mapp, Brandon Merenick
So there I am, sitting in the front row of a Star Wars screening waiting for the movie to start, when a Canon commercial comes on...this Canon commercial:
Were you focused more on the song than the camera? I sure as hell was and I was thrilled to hear that it was "Wilde"; an up-and-coming Toronto indie pop band that I've loved since their first single.
First thing I did was text Brandon Merenick (1/3 of WILDE) so that he could confirm what I had just witnessed. That led to us, a few days later, meeting at Banknote on King St to discuss what the band had been up to. The highlights of that convo were;
- Spotify spotlighting WILDE on their "Viral Canada" list.
- Tidal doing the same on their "Discovery List".
We also discussed a few other things that were somewhat unofficial so I'll leave that out of this article but I do know that WILDE is the next big indie pop band that will come out of Toronto.
Below you'll find a few of my favorite tracks by the band (incl the full version of "Temple" from the Canon commercial) and if you love the music as much as I do, then lend them a hand and share their music with your friends.
Temple - WILDE
Flashlight - WILDE