FOR FANS OF: THE NATIONAL, ALT-J, THE MACCABEES
Rich. Ethereal. Raw. These are just a few words that seem all too fitting for Ashford-based Mosa Wild. The four-piece band are Jim Rubaduka (Lead Vocal/Guitar/Keys), Alex Stevens (Guitar), Edwin Ireland (Bass), and Charlie Campbell (Drums).
Rudabuka and Stevens worked together previously on The Intermission Project while they decided whether or not they would go to a university. A year later, the two added Ireland and Campbell to the outfit, and the intermission was over. The band shifted their focus to a fresh, new direction and Mosa Wild was born.
Undoubtedly set to gather immeasurable comparisons to The National, thanks to Jim Rubaduka’s hazy, compelling lead vocal tones, it’s perhaps also the sound of the departing Maccabees that the band most heartily recall; their measured, tender approach to pop songs recalling Felix and co. in their most evocative moments. Mosa Wild have had support from across the web including Earmilk and The Line of Best Fit on early singles and Live at Leeds is one of a number of UK festivals the band are gracing this year including The Great Escape and Barn on the Farm.