Wild Animals forms in 2014, clearly influenced by ’90 punk and indie music and its characteristic guitar fuzz, melodic vocals and energetic rhythms. That same year, Jamie R. Green (guitar and vocals), Paula Sánchez-Lafuente (drums and vocals) and Fon Álvarez (bass), decide to start the band after moving to Madrid from their hometowns. In December of that same year the band record their first EP, “First Songs” (2015), quickly gaining recognition both nationally and throughout Europe thanks to a good number of concerts in Spain and two tours around the continent.
As the bands career moves forward, their live performances grow more energetic, proven in their first LP, “Basements: Music To Fight Hypocrisy” (2016), recorded at the Ultramarinos Costabrava studios (Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain) by Santi García. The album has the support of Spanish labels BCore Disc, La Agonía de Vivir and Pífia Records, as well as seven other labels around the world (Strictly no capital letters, Inhumano Records, Dingleberry, Epidemic Records, Good Post Day Records, Waterslide Records and One Wild Collective). During the next two years, Wild Animals slowly conquer an ever increasing national and international audience, mainly supporting -and supported by- the underground scene, DIY, and in short, honouring the title of that first album.
Since they started, Wild Animals have moved within the DIY and punk culture, performing at festivals like Fluff Fest (Czech Republic) or by organising self managed tours with the help of the labels they collaborate with or independent collectives. Now, the number of gigs the band have played can already be counted by the hundred, they have already toured Europe twice, done two tours around the United Kingdom and one in Japan.
The latest demonstration of Wild Animals’ hyperactivity is “The Hoax” (2018), ten new and extraordinary songs written between the three of them, full of personal stories, with open and critical views, nostalgia, it’s a toast to friendship, and includes melodies and fuel in equal parts. An ideology and image (they have yet again trusted the art-work to illustrator Manu Griñón) that has already proven to be a strong hallmark of the band. Santi Garcia has again produced the album hand in hand with the band to create a unique sound, album after album, this time combining the acoustics of a Catalan masia (Cal Pau Recordings) for the drums with his renowned studio Ultramarinos Costa Brava, for the rest. This new album is co-released by the Spanish labels BCore Disc, La Agonía de Vivir, Pifia Records, as well as Lauren Records (USA), Epidemic Records (Italy), Inhumano Records (Czech Republic) and Waterslide Records (Japan).