Wild Ones' brand of pop lives in humid nights in big cities on the coast. Set between youth and adulthood, their most recent Heatwave EP centers on young lust and isolation. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Wild Ones' music is both ethereal and R&B. Combining heavy synths, locking drums, and melancholy vocals, they build their singular style of dream pop.
"Lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan’s warm vocals blend with the intense, yet still pop-influenced percussion and synths that swirl around her."
"Creating raw and authentic indie music with meaning."
"Filled with impeccable arrangements and a mature pop sensibility that hits you from the first note."
-TIME (Bands to Watch in 2014)
"[T]he melodic grace of singer Danielle Sullivan is undeniable, while the band's mix of buoyant synth-pop and familiar indie-rock keeps things moving ever forward."
"Heatwave is pop perfection from start to finish."
"It's a song full of glimmering synths and keyboard, and singer Danielle Sullivan's vocals fill the track with a cinematic quality that matches..."
-Fader on "They Said"
"[Heatwave] is a soothing and comforting blend of dazzling piano and dream pop rhythms. Sullivan’s voice washes over the lush instrumentation, adding a sense of clarity to the tracks... It’s an elegant record, sparkling with layers of sonic exploration and pop structure."
-Consequence of Sound