exclusive New Signings August 17, 2020

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes sign with Social Family Records [exclusive]

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes sign with Social Family Records [exclusive]
Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes

Acclaimed Americana/Alt-Country outfit Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes have signed a multi-album deal with independent label , TMN can reveal.

The trio also share new single ‘I Went Down’ today, a series of coded references to songwriting luminaries like Joni Mitchell, Charlie Louvin, Johnny Cash and Neil Young.

The Golden Guitar winning band grew up in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, quickly gravitating to the thriving inner-city music scene and building a loyal following.

They recorded and released their debut record a decade ago with ARIA-winning producer Jonathan Burnside and have since released a stream of critically acclaimed albums and singles.

‘I Went Down’ is the first release under the new agreement with the Sydney-based label, a launchpad for country acts Amber Lawrence, The Buckleys, Fanny Lumsden and Andrew Swift.

Social Family Records’ Label manager, , said the pairing was “the natural next step” after distributing records for the trio over the past year.

“I’m a huge fan of their music and couldn’t be happier to have Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes as an official part of our family,” Drayton said.

Social Family Records has established a strong pedigree in the country and Americana genres.

The group joins an illustrious roster of Australian artists, as well as international signings including the USA-based Caroline Jones (USA) and Irish artist Cormac Neeson.

Bryan said both he and the band “feel at home” with Nardia and the crew at Social Family.

“At a time when we’re more creatively inspired than ever, it’s great to be surrounded by a team that lives and breathes music the same way that we do,” Bryan said.

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