Wild Spelks have unveiled their latest single, Hail Mary.
A rousing emo-inflected single, the track was described by Rock Sound as featuring “some of the most irresistible melodies that you’re going to hear this year mixed with some of the most rousing poetry.”
Taking inspiration from Bleed America era Jimmy Eat World and Green album era Weezer, Wild Spelks have created another banging rock song.
Formed in 2020, Wild Spelks was a vessel for the solo material of musician/producer, Jonathon Sabiston. What started as a collection of voice notes and demos, expanded exponentially upon the release of debut single, ‘The Happy Places’. Picking up support from the likes of Clash Magazine, Clout, Narc Magazine and Yack Magazine, the project quickly developed into a full live band culminating in selling out their debut headline show in Newcastle’s Bobiks.
Eager to maintain the upward trajectory, Wild Spelks followed up their notable debut with the release of successful single ‘Dreamer’. Sabiston’s ability to write hooky, scuzzy alt.rock again saw a swell of press running from Punktastic to Louder Sound. All recorded and performed by Sabiston himself Hail Mary is a song about religion, young love and drinking too much, the track characterised by a bass-heavy, punchy chorus; a counterpoint to the downtrodden lyrical content.
Hail Mary will be the final single release of the year for Wild Spelks with Sabiston heading back into the studio to complete his debut EP, due for release later in 2022.
Hail Mary is out now via Montgomery Records.