Hailing from Athens, Greece, Whereswilder are releasing their sophomore record in March. ‘Hotshot‘ is as outgoing as its title suggests.
Featuring eleven new tracks, the album hits the listener with old-school rock hooks and tunes reminiscing the singer-songwriter era of the early 70s. The band’s revamped goat figure is in full display on the record cover. Made by Greek graphic designer, Nikos Tsounakas, it sets the colorful tone of the new songs perfectly. The production of the record is yet another result of the band’s affiliation with Alex Bolpasis. Together they picked up the live feel of ‘Yearling’ (the band’s debut) and pushed it a step further.
“We highly recommend you to use this record as a travel companion on the road” the band quotes.
‘Hotshot‘ comes out on LP and digital album on March 27th via Inner Ear Records. The digital album includes one extra track.
Giannis Rallis: Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keys, Mandoline
Vassilis Nissopoulos: Vocals, Bass, Keys
Alekos Voulgarakis: Guitar, Mandoline, Piano
Manolis Giannikios: Drums, Percussion
All music & lyrics written by Whereswilder
Produced by: Alex Bolpasis & Whereswilder
Mixed by Alex Bolpasis at Artracks Studios
Recorded by Alex Bolpasis at Artracks Studios and by Alex Ketenjian at Unreal Studios
Assisted by Kostas Ragiadakos and Paraskevi Tsesmeli
Mastered by Giannis Christodoulatos at Sweetspot Studio
Sergios Boudris: Keys on ‘What You Need’
Aris Zervas: Cello on ‘The Love There Is’
Kostas Sinodinos: Synthesizer on ‘Out Of Sight’
Alex Bolpasis: Backing Vocals on ‘Going Down Again’
Artwork by Nikos Tsounakas