The last time I was talking about Wilsen it was to joke about the band potentially needing a restraining order against me. On their debut UK tour last May I saw the band four times in four days, I didn't actually intend to. Sure I got tickets to their debut headlining London show at The Slaughtered Lamb (which had the added bonus of Sophie Jamieson supporting) but Tasmin playing a solo support show for Broken Twin (one of my favourite gigs of the year) the next day was a surprise and then I also happened to see Wilsen twice at The Great Escape, I'm glad I did. Those shows were a masterclass of restrained, shimmering atmosphere and exquisite, luxurious vocals.
The reason I mention all that is because yesterday saw The Wild Honey Pie share a live recording of a brand new track "Garden" and it highlights exactly why I showed that level of commitment/obsession. Recorded at the chilly/gorgeous Stratton Mountain the video is beautifully shot and completely captures the bands spirit, ebbing and flowing instrumentation and Tasmin's pure, emotive delivery.
Album two is one of my most awaiting releases. Hopefully we'll see it in 2015, "Garden" certainly offers a tantalising glimpse.