“...the end of the performance is a hurricane of sound. The band holds out to the very last second squeezing out every last drop of energy.” - 3voor12 Utrecht, the Netherlands
“Tousle haired Nadja has a dreamy voice drenched in the same warm moonlight and starlight rays as Beth Gibbons, Margo Timmins and Hope Sandoval.” - Birmingham Live, U.K.
"...a unique and mature sound...exciting use of soundscapes and vocals promises a lot for the future." - Liberation Day Festival, the Netherlands
“Each member of the band is clearly skilled in their area, but like in so many art works it’s the coming together which yields the true beauty. The seamless union of technology and human artistry produced a mesmerizing performance.” - Bath Gigs, U.K.
Alcuna Wilds is a British/Dutch band based in the Netherlands. The band creates atmospheric trip-rock music, combining ambient soundscapes, driving beats and strong melodic riffs, with rich, melancholic vocals and observant, reflective lyrics. Formed of members from both sides of the North Sea, their diverse influences contribute to their distinctive sound. Their latest EP ‘Nothing Is Nothing’ was released on 25th January 2019.
In the past three years the band have chalked up more than 100 shows throughout the Netherlands, UK, Germany and Belgium. These have included performances at some of the Netherlands’ top music venues, such as AFAS Live (Amsterdam), Vera (Groningen), Patronaat (Haarlem), Ekko (Utrecht) and Hedon (Zwolle), and at festivals such as Greenbelt Festival (UK), Stroud Fringe Festival (UK), Bevrijdingsfestival Amsterdam (NL), La Truite Magique (BE), Surfana (NL), and Popronde (NL). The band have supported national and international acts, such as Sigur Ros (IS), Still Corners (UK), Gallops (UK), Thought Forms (UK), Dralms (CA), Sea Change (NO), Tears & Marble (NL) and Throws (UK). In January 2019 the band were invited to perform at the European showcase festival Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen to promote their new EP. The debut album is expected to be released in 2020.
Members: Alcuna Wilds is: Nadja Freeman (UK) vocals, synths; Pete Barnes (UK) guitar; Sjoerd Tieleman (NL) bass, synths; and Sjaak van Dam (NL) on drums and samples.