This Friday, December 15th, if you’re in the mood to be exposed to some new bands, be sure to give The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square a visit. The show will feature bands The WLDLFE, and Dream Chief. There will also be a special guest who has yet to be announced. As an added bonus, The Hi-Fi is waving the admission fee this time, so feel free to splurge on an extra drink or two.
The WLDLFE is a local Indianapolis indie-alternative-pop band that formed in 2015. In March of 2016, they released their debut EP, “New”. The WLDLFE’s Facebook profile states that “As young souls, The Wldlfe want to bring pop music a more honest quality by telling stories through their lyrics while keeping catchy melodies in the fold”. I’ve only listened to a handful of their songs, but this statement seems to hold up. In a lot of their tracks, The WLDLFE makes use of many electronic sounds. These include synths, filtered vocals, and heavy drum beats to construct their overall tone and style.
Since the release of their debut album, The WLDLFE has released two additional EPs, as well as one single, “Text Me?”. According to their website, The WLDLFE spent the last year away on tour across the states. They’re now back in their hometown to work on a new album to be released in 2018.
The second ‘new face’ that will be shown at The Hi-Fi this Friday is Dream Chief. Dream Chief is another local Indianapolis group, who got together in 2013. The electro-pop duo is made up of cousins John and Luke Tuttle. A lot of their music is influenced by the same 1980’s synth-pop that seems to be taking mainstream music by storm. Their songs feature layered synths, reverb-laced vocal harmonies, and catchy guitar riffs. Their new album, “Novocaine” is available to stream on both Apple Music and Spotify.
As for the additional special guest to play, that will just have to serve as a special surprise for those who attend. The doors at The Hi-Fi open at 8:00 pm and the show starts at 8:30. Once again, it’s a free show, so there’s no cover charge.