Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes sign with Social Family Records [exclusive]
Acclaimed Americana/Alt-Country outfit Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes have signed a multi-album deal with independent label Social Family Records, 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, Nardia Drayton, 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.