With Bushstock Festival fast approaching, we had a catch up with the wonderful Mosa Wild and had a chat about what we can expect from their set, their plans for the rest of the year, all things Spotify and more.
Mosa Wild, tell us a little about the incarnation of the band? How did you guys meet?
Alex and I went to school together and we’ve known each other since primary school. Soon after leaving school we started a band and we put out an ad for a drummer, to which Charlie replied. Then we started playing club nights around London and befriended our bass player – Winnie aka Edwin. After jamming a few times we all knew that we had accidentally become a band.
Your sound is incredibly dreamy, ridiculously expansive. Who would you say are your biggest inspirations?
Thanks, that’s a tall compliment that we’ll try to live up to. We all have a variety of influences that have had a big impact on the way we write music from The Smiths to André 3000. The list is a very long one.
Did the sound evolve quite naturally for you as an outfit?
Yes, it was a very natural evolution. We’re continually finding out what we want to say and how we want to say it. It’s a fun learning curve to be on.
You recently supported Maggie Rogers on a couple of sold out London dates, how were those shows for you guys?
It was our first tour and it was a lot of fun! Maggie is great, we had a dope time touring Europe with her and her band.
The first single ‘Smoke’ has now hit over 3 million plays on Spotify, do you think platforms such as Spotify have made it easier for new artists to break through?
Definitely, I think the way we consume music has changed so much and it’s great. Especially for bands like us because it means that we’re able to have our music heard in parts of the world that wouldn’t have heard it without the aid of these amazing platforms and play-listing we’ve been blessed with.
You’re playing Bushstock this year, what can we expect from your set?
Fireworks and pizzazz. Not literal fireworks, we’re not allowed to promise that. But we can promise a Mosa Wild rock and roll show and pizzazz.
If you could collaborate with any artist on this year’s lineup, who would you choose?
It’s a tough one but probably Nick Mulvey – we’re all stoked to hear his new album.
Are you planning any upcoming headline shows of your own for the rest of 2017?
For now, we are concentrating on writing. We have a couple of festivals scheduled – Barn on the Farm and Latitude – and we will likely confirm more things once we know our recording schedule.
And finally, musical speed dating, sell your Bushstock show to those attending in 30 seconds. GO!
As a new band on the block, we want to have a real connection with our fans during our live shows. We do this but putting in 104% pizzazz, which is literally off the scale.
Mosa Wild play The Courtyard 15.00-15.30. Final tickets for this year’s Bushstock festival are available from here: http://tickets.lnk.to/Bushstock