There was a celebratory, party atmosphere as Wild Front took to the stage, but tinged with sadness as their intimate show at Heartbreakers in Southampton, UK, was to be their last. The band had decided to split after ten years playing together. It’s sad when bands split, but changing priorities are not uncommon, and this was instead an opportunity to celebrate the band’s music, and the sold out, exuberant crowd did exactly that.
If the south coast UK indie band Wild Front are new to you, take this opportunity to listen to their excellent back catalogue. Their infectious, dreamy, guitar pop has gained over 6 million streams, the support of BBC Radio 1, and sets at major UK festivals including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, and Isle of Wight.
The band played a 15 song set, mixing much loved classics such as “Rico” from 2016, and songs from their 2022 EP Wild Front including “Never End”. Frontman Jack Williams was at once full of thanks for the support, excitement at the show, and understandable emotion for the end of this particular journey.
The band were joined on stage by their support act Jerry Williams to duet on a couple of songs.
Jerry Williams is an indie-pop songwriter from Portsmouth, UK. She has over 12 million streams and previously signed deals in America, Germany and Canada. Her beautiful storytelling songs, accomplished guitar and captivating vocal had the audience transfixed for songs “Buddy” and “Babe”, or singing along for “Mother” and set closer “Grab Life”.