American Rage produces deadly consequences in the new single and video from indie rockers The Wilderness — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
A dark narrative of a small-time small-town heist gone horribly awry, the harrowing American Rage clip directed by Justin Holland provides a cinematic backdrop to the Kingston sextet’s massive, mighty sound — a propulsive, potent fusion of indie-rock and heartland punk that powers this preview of their brand-spanking EP Seminary Road.
Comprised of lead singer Jonas Lewis-Anthony, keys and percussionist Liam Neale, saxophonist Nicholas Lennox, lead guitarist Sacha Lansky, drummer Henry Lawrence and bassist Karl Tombak, The Wilderness are known as one of the hardest working-bands around. Hailing from all corners of the globe, the band formed in 2015 after a chance encounter between the original members at an open mic. After just a single practice, they began seeking out and playing shows in Kingston. Later that year they recorded their debut EP Sunday Afternoon, and that fall hit the road, playing across the U.S. and Canada.
After that tour, the band began writing the music that would become their first album Saxton’s River. During an eventful year and a half of writing and recording, the band experienced a great number of ups and downs that included failed recording experiments, trouble with producers, a daring file heist, and another wild tour that took the band to the East Coast of Canada.
In 2018, the band ventured out on tour once again. Their travels took them far into Northern Ontario, where they very closely avoided crisis multiple times to make it safely back home. Along the way they were joined by French filmmakers Celine Klein and Lucile Memin, who shot the entire tour for a documentary to be released later this year.
Thankfully, you don’t have to wait to check out American Rage above and listen to the rest of Seminary Road below.