WILHELM

Live Act Alternative Pop Rock Indie
WILHELM - Alternative Pop Rock Indie Live Act in Pamplona

WILHELM Short Info

WILHELM are a pop/indie band from Pamplona, Spain, formed in 2011, when Guille (exdrummer from Antigua y Barbuda), decided he needed a change in his musical career, and asked Helen to join him.

The beginnings
Wilhelm’s first 4 track EP; The Forests Have no Name, was the result of some homestudio experiments conducted by Guille and Helen. Aside from guitars and keyboards, a selection of unusual instruments like melodicas and mandolins found their way onto the tracks, and shortly after its release in August 2011, the duo were given the award of Demo of The Year by the Spanish magazine Mondosonoro. By the end of the year, Guille and Helen had got together with a few other friends and the band had secured a deal with Origami Records (Madrid). In 2012, their debut album “The War of the Species” launched them onto the national music scene. The band topped several best of 2012 lists, and got them played on the prestigious American NPR and British This is Fake DIY radio stations. The War of the Species was also released on limited-edition vinyl in France, and as a special edition in Japan, on Fastcut Records. In 2015, the band are due to release their sophomore album, “How High, Lily?”.

Musical style
Wilhelm have always struck a balance between the rough- nd-ready, and their own pop sensibilities. Their first album was influenced by folk music and instrumentation, nature, the animal world, and a critical view of the world, but their current live show, as well as their forthcoming album, has heavier rock and electronic influences. The band cite artists such as Lukestar, Truls and the Trees, Jr. Ewing, Passion Pit, Blink 182, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, as inspiration.

WILHELM are a pop/indie band from Pamplona, Spain, formed in 2011, when Guille (exdrummer from Antigua y Barbuda), decided he needed a change in his musical career, and asked Helen to join him.

The beginnings
Wilhelm’s first 4 track EP; The Forests Have no Name, was the result of some homestudio experiments conducted by Guille and Helen. Aside from guitars and keyboards, a selection of unusual instruments like melodicas and mandolins found their way onto the tracks, and shortly after its release in August 2011, the duo were given the award of Demo of The Year by the Spanish magazine Mondosonoro. By the end of the year, Guille and Helen ha...

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Past Gigs WILHELM

  • 01 | 2015 San Adrian Certamen San Adrian
  • 11 | 2014 San Sebastian Dabadaba
  • 11 | 2014 Burlada Casa de Cultura
  • 10 | 2014 Arnedo OctubreCorto
  • 10 | 2014 Bilbao Casa Jäger
  • 09 | 2014 Lapurdi Lapultarren Biltzarra
  • 08 | 2014 Ciudadela Pamplona Ciudad del Arte
  • 08 | 2014 Aranda de Duero Sonorama 14
  • 08 | 2013 Zugarramurdi Cave Rave w/Crystal Castles

Discography WILHELM

  • 2015 How High Lily? Album | Origami Records
  • 2012 The War of the Species Album | Origami Records
  • 2011 The Forests Have no Name EP | D.I.Y

Media

  • Video The Mighty Lion | WILHELM &...
  • Video Elephants | WILHELM & THE D...
  • Video All Along | WILHELM & THE D...
  • Video Finisterre | WILHELM & THE ...
  • Video Erin's Song | WILHELM

Fan Radar

2,344 Fans
6,593 Plays
313 Follower

Origin

  • Pamplona ES

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Guille singer and songwriter
  • Helen singer and songwriter
  • Josh bassplayer
  • kiko drums
  • Matzindas guitarplayer

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