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WILD DAUGHTER CRAWLS INTO YOUR BRAIN WITH “BED BUGS”

By Alice Butterlin

London-based band Wild Daughter is equal parts nostalgic and radically contemporary with 70s infused glam punk crafted for the new generation of gender-defying rockers. With a foot in the past, the trio shares the same iconic aura as bands like Television, The New York Dolls or Suicide, people that defined an era of music in the Big Apple which was rough around the edges, unapologetic and brutal. Wild Daughter brings back that primitive energy with a queer state of mind. Far away from any chauvinistic attitude, frontman James Jeanette, Jacob Shaw and Stuart McKenzie are rather keen on unleashing their sensitive, sincere, theatrical side, never shying away from revealing their true – sometimes tortured – identity. Their music is the expression of singular souls who manage to capture the essence of rock’n’roll, blending it with visual arts and pop culture. From the iconic London leather bar The Backstreet, where they made their sweaty debut performance, to supporting Primal Scream on their latest tour, Wild Daughter will not be tamed.

Their latest music video for the track “Bed Bugs” – produced by none other than John Gosling – is a good way to get to know them. Created by LA-based artists Richard Hawkins, the video is a deliciously provocative collage of homoerotic images and amateur gay pornography, blending in with pop culture’s most well-known avatars, cartoons and memes. An epileptic regurgitation of male desire at the age of Internet where the Jonas Brothers lose their purity rings to be perverted to perfection. Let this sunny garage rock song crawl into your brain.

Check out Wild Daughter on Bandcamp.

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