About Wild Eye
I’m Wild Eye, grew up near Guildford, did a lot of years in London and now I’m back in Guildford.
This is a music blog. The clue is in the title. Broadly speaking its purpose is to share, review and critique bands and their gigs and records, whether they are bands I absolutely love, or whether they’re active on the local scene in and around Guildford and the Surrey / Hampshire borders. I’d like to start adding the odd interview.
If you think I should check out your band then get in touch.
I’m not here to slate local bands, but I will if you really deserve it. If you’re a racist or a homophobe or a misogynist then I suggest that you don’t get in touch. I am here to slate mainstream drivel once in a while, but not too often.
My interests are predominatly mid-late 1960s onwards. I used to be an indie kid, then did the techno, then tech house and electro thing in the mid 1990s. Then I got more into punk (especially American) and some of the noisy American alternative rock bands of the 1980s. As I get older I find myself getting into heavier and heavier music. I like some experimental music but a lot is more interesting than good. I love some pop. Above all I like what I like, which I’d like to think is quality. Hardcore punk for example, I love, but beyond a handful of the originators is there really much need or even room in my life for any more?
I want to inspire people to pick up a guitar or plug in a sequencer, to write and create, put on shows.
Let me know your thoughts. Point me in the direction of bands I can should check out (especially if they play live in Guildford / Surrey / London), tell me about forgotten greats from the past. Tell me where I’m going right and tell me where I’m going wrong.