You know who had a great year despite all the covid setbacks? Hardcore heroes Wildheart!
The boys released their new album Global Crisis (our review here) and screamed louder than ever before, making an impact with their singles ‘Backburner’, ‘False Hope / Fake Happiness’ and ‘Out For Blood‘. They also made a guest appearance on episode 12 of Educate Ebony talking about the Comeback Kid and For The Fallen Dreams albums that helped shape their lives, so we had to get frontman Axel Best back in to talk about the year that was and the albums, EPs and songs he was tuning into the most throughout the year – turns out those creative juices inside him couldn’t be stopped because outside of Wildheart, he also new music with his side project Glitter Strip.
If you’re not already over Wildheart, that’s on you! Play catchy up below…
TOP 5 RELEASES OF 2021
5. Knocked Loose – A Tear In The Fabric Of Life EP
4. Belle Haven – Time Changes Nothing EP
3. Regional Justice Center – Crime and Punishment
2. Nerve Damage – Society Made Me Sick EP
1. Every Time I Die – Radical
TOP 5 SONGS OF 2021
5. Regional Justice Center – ‘Inhuman Joy’
4. Nerve Damage – ‘Division/Delusion ‘
3. Comeback Kid – ‘Crossed’
2. Ghost Chant – ‘Nothing Worth Keeping’
1. Speed – ‘We See U.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2021
Trade Wind – ‘Weather Eyes’
LAST GIG YOU PLAYED BEFORE COVID HIT (AGAIN)?
Deez Nuts, Antagonist AD, Born Free, Crave Death and Wildheart at The Foundry
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RETURNING TO THE STAGE?
Stoked to be able to share the stage with my friends again and to be able to play new tracks!
HOW DID YOU STAY BUSY THROUGHOUT THE PAST TWO YEARS?
Wrote and released an album with Wildheart. Released a demo and a single with Glitter Strip. Probably spent too much time playing games and took up playing golf.
BEST ADVICE GOING INTO 2022?
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2022?
Playing UNIFY Gathering with some of my favourite bands and seeing so many old faces I haven’t seen in a few years there!
Written by Axel Best @bestofaxel