On June 15th FRUK favourites the 5-piece band Keston Cobblers’ Club are back with a new album titled Wildfire. Talking about the new album’s sound female lead Julia said “We wouldn’t call it a huge change in direction, more an evolution. There’s a signature Cobbler’s recipe that we’ll always follow. That’s strong vocal harmonies, powerful drums, and hooky melodies and these are all still here. But the instrumentation has grown, that’s the biggest difference. Anyone that already knows our music will still be able to hear that Cobblers sound.”
Here’s the first single from the album, and our Song of the Day, Won’t Look Back.
The album also marks the launch of Camp Wildfire; a 1950’s-style camp and swing ‘Adventure Questival’ in a secret Kent forest location. “Music is about much more than just audio – it’s emotion, energy and aesthetic too,” says Julia, who’s organising the whole programme with experienced festival organiser Lee Denny (LeeFest). “We like to launch our music in a setting where fans can really feel immersed in the idea of the record, so we thought we’d play the whole album in a forest surrounded by the metaphorical Wildfire.”
Alongside their many summer festival appearances they are also planning a full UK headline tour for the Autumn, followed by their second European headline tour, plus there’s even talk on starting album number three…
“We love being busy,” says Matt. “Touring is what it’s all about and ultimately is what brings us together as a band. We’re looking forward to getting the album out to a broader audience, and to finally get it to our lovely fans that have been waiting patiently for the last three years. It’s a really exciting time for us.”
The album, ‘Wildfire’ is out June 15. Camp Wildfire is June 19-21.