Slow (Wander North)
'Music is fresh melodically and in arrangement & structure!! I like your vocal vibe. You've got a powerful personal style and a great voice. The musicianship on these tracks is outstanding. Your lyrics are evocative and moving. I am very taken by your lyric writing....the depth, the razor sharp way you put your thoughts into dark-tinged poetry with strong positive, hope-filled concepts & messages. Melodically, I hesitate to suggest that you make a change because you have such an individual sound. - I look forward to hearing your record!!!' -Taxi A&R "Wilneida presents a deeply textured EP with a hypnotic, sensual vibe. The music on these tracks is 60s rock and 40s jazz-influenced while still modern and experimental. Her voice is deep and sultry. There's also a wonderful hippy-trippy element, especially in the lyrics.' -Featured Artist in Indie.Music.com 'I like their music very much. It's simple and haunting all at once. I look forward to catching one of their shows in NYC soon.' -Victor Van Vugt, Producer (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Beth Orton) In the summer of 2005 North singer and guitarist Wilneida moved to New York City with a four song EP she hoped would convince other musicians to take up her cause. Less than a year previous, her music had been a quite private affair - for many years the Puerto Rican-born musician wrote music and lyrics no one had been allowed to hear. A chance meeting with percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Brunjes resulted in the production of four of these songs; a two-person project with lead and rhythm guitar, bass and drums. In a personal declaration of her quiet longing, the EP showcased Wil's melody-driven guitar and signature husky sultriness, inspiring comparisons to Siouxsie Sioux, PJ Harvey and Cat Power. In September of 2005, Wil met Gary (guitar, samples) and Laura (bass, vox) on the same day; instantly discovering with each the chemistry that forms the basis for their current creative and on-stage success. Hailing from Manchester's music scene, Gary is the computer scientist of the coterie; defining North's dreamy soundscape through computer-generated hooks, samples, and chiming chords that embellish and adorn Wil's solid melodies. Laura, who came of age playing in NYC bands, has a talent for challenging traditional time signatures. While she confesses to coveting the drum, her sensually and rhythmically embodied live performance leaves no doubt that the bass is a natural extension of her body. It was through Laura that North found drummer Justin, the final element for the band's creation, in the spring of '06. An unabashed pragmatist, Justin brought to North the kind of percussive framework needed to achieve the band's unquestionable dynamism. His intense, skillful, and acrobatic performance on drums is another must-see element of North's live act. The band is currently working on a new EP, ingeniously stranding together familiar elements that won't necessarily bring the listener to another band. Their talent for defying the traditional musical boundaries and their die-hard musical integrity promises to make North a band to watch.