Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Audibly a disciple of the spotlight female artists of the 70s and 80s such as the sisters of the Moon, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, it is fitting that Eimile, the lead vocalist in new band ‘Wild Celia’ started her journey in the industry as a solo folk artist under the pseudonym ‘Moon’.
After realising the power of having an extra musician at her disposal, Tommy, the former soul/funk band guitarist for ‘Orders’, joined her as the duo stamp their authority on a music scene that was in desperate need of reviving.
There isn’t any doubt about it that the 70s/80s were the eras that produced the best music on the British Isles. Lost in translation since those days were the dulcet tones of a natural female voice and the expert guitar meddling of the likes of the Rolling Stones. If Richards and Nicks were ever to collaborate, we’d like to think it would sound like a Wild Celia release.
‘Waiting For the Love’ is a direct vindication of such a thought. When they met in school, Tommy and Eimile knew they had a musical chemistry, and when put into practice, the result is a fusion of passionate folk and indie which leads listeners into a rare ear-worm sensation that you will never want to end.
Through Wild Celia, we welcome a delightful return to a chapter in musical history that seems to have evaded the memory. Strong, rasping, and dulcet female vocals that are accompanied by a mature guitar riff that mirrors bands such as the Rolling Stones.
Eimile is the third sister of the moon and Tommy is the guitarist any band would welcome with open arms. So alas, we present you an early creation in the Wild Celia catalogue that is guaranteed to snowball with time.