This Wild Life recently released their new single Roots And Branches (Meant To Be Alone) off their debut album, Clouded. Clouded will be released on May 27 via Epitaph Records and This Wild Life will also perform all summer on the Vans Warped Tour.
Hailing from Long Beach, CA, This Wild Life is duo Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. Jordan and Del Gross grew up in the tight knit DIY punk scene in Long Beach. They quickly became friends after working at the same musical instrument store, bonding over music of their teens. Soon enough, they started their own pop-punk band and made music together as This Wild Life. They played fast, they played loud and they didn’t stand out from the crowd until they did the least “punk” thing possible. It was also bolder than anything in the punk rock rule book: they got quiet and played acoustically.
The music itself connected with fans, even as it surprised them. They take pride in making music based in hardcore and punk rock but with wider appeal. In contrast to the harsh music that This Wild Life grew up on, Jordan finds inspiration for his vocals outside the hardcore punk world: “Sara Bareilles is one of my favourites. Maybe people wouldn’t expect that.” They let their roots show as well covering Bring Me The Horizon’s Sleepwalking with a resulting video that currently has 2.75 million views. When asked about the biggest compliment he can receive, Jordan muses it’s:“You guys sound just like the record when you play live.”
Clouded is their debut full-length and was recorded with Aaron Marsh of Copeland. Clouded maintains the core attributes of their sound – Jordan’s vulnerable, expressive lyrics, Del Grosso’s nimble finger-picking – while pushing themselves towards more ambitious sounds.
This summer, This Wild Life will bring their melodic and acoustic punk-rock to the Vans Warped Tour. Tickets are on sale now. Fans are invited to pre-order This Wild Life merchandise by visiting here.