The Wldlfe + Betcha
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THE WLDLFE, from Indianapolis, IN, is an indie pop band for fans of acts such as Jon Bellion, The 1975, and Fickle Friends. The band is comprised of Frontman Jansen Hogan, guitarist Jason Boucouras, drummer Geoff Jones, bass player Jack Crane, and multi-instrumentalist Carson Hogan. THE WLDLFE produces cinematic pop using maximalistic production and an honest simplicity to their lyrics.
The band found their beginning in 2016 with their debut EP “New”. “New” was a grassroots success receiving positive reviews from indie music publications, receiving airplay on over 90 college stations, being featured in the MTV Spotlight Spotify Playlist and even receiving tweets from Hollywood A-Listers Abigail Breslin and Chloe Grace Moretz.
Their sophomore EP “ILY”, continued the forward momentum seeing the band featured in Local Wolves Magazine, featured in Spotify’s Indie-Pop and AP playlists, and opening for the popular indie band COIN.
Now with the release of “I Don’t Mind”, the first single off their upcoming full-length album, the band has marked a new maturity of sound with a fresh visual aesthetic to match it. “I Don’t Mind” is the first of several singles the band will release this year, all leading up to the group’s first full length release slated for the Fall 2018.
As freshmen in 2015, Charlie and Ben started jamming together, writing songs, and filming acoustic videos. Both avowed Kings of Leon fans, the boys cold-emailed one of those D.I.Y. videos to GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Jacquire King [Kaleo, James Bay]. Impressed even at this early stage, Jacquire encouraged them to “keep going, get a band together, and send more music.” Throughout the summer of 2016, Charlie and Ben welcomed Taylor—who transitioned from guitar to bass in order to join—and Chase. Stirring up a buzz on the college circuit, they won a Belmont University “Battle of the Bands” and performed anywhere and everywhere under the name Wilder. Soon, the guys found themselves in the studio cutting demos with Jacquire behind the board. Building a profile, a deal with Atlantic Records followed a standout 2017 gig at The End in Nashville. They went on to attract a growing fan base by cutting their teeth on national tours alongside Kaleo, NEEDTOBREATHE, Judah The Lion, and more. Rechristened in 2018 as Betcha—a combination of the first letters of their names (Ben, Taylor, Charlie, and Chase)—the members moved into a shared house and continued to evolve. Writing out of a basement work studio, hanging out constantly, and even attending the same gym, the musicians pushed each other creatively.
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