For Fans Of: Jack White, Blossoms, The Killers
With a husky voice and scuzzy indie pop sound that BBC 6 Music claim John Peel would have loved, Rory Wynne knows the industry is his for the taking.
Just 20-years-old, he’s actually been carving his career for nearly ten years. An accident left him housebound one summer, and he found comfort in watching music videos and messing around with a guitar. Many tweens experiment with writing songs and jingles of sorts, and 11-year-old Wynne was no different while stuck in bed. Except, his first ever creation, ‘I Know She Knows’ (which only consisted of four chords) went on to be one of his most successful songs to date, with every tastemaker complimenting his mature sound.
He self-released his debut single ‘Post Party Confusion’ in 2014, and was immediately inundated with label offers. He chose the indie label behind DMAs, Spring King and The Big Moon – Mermaid Avenue – who re-released the track and ‘I Know She Knows’ later that year. He took it through the BBC Introducing journey and was met with more success as BBC Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart gave it regular spins.
Three years later, his debut EP What Would Rory Wynne Do? followed and was met with even more success as the lead single ‘Star In The Sky’ premiered on Clash. Drawing on inspiration from the likes of Aerosmith, Oasis, The Beatles and Nirvana, it took on a glam-rock indie twist, with unforgettable pop hooks. It was mainly produced by The Coral’s James Skelly and Richard Turvey (Blossoms, Cabbage, She Drew the Gun) at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, with Wynne taking the opportunity to try his hand on the other side of the glass as he produced three out of four of the songs too. An obvious hit, it was championed by the likes of Even The Stars and XS Noize, and its singles rode the airwaves.
Having already toured with Blossoms, Pale Waves and The Coral by this point, he was climbing his way up the ranks with ease. An extra powerful swing came in the form of his self-titled debut album, released last year via Blossoms’ label Very Clever Records. The autobiographical collection screams young love, adolescent partying and independence as it was recorded in his local studio and he played, produced and mixed every instrument himself.
This attitude has continued with his most recent follow-up singles: ‘D’ya Wanna Do It Again?’ (September 2018), ‘Getting Over You’ (February 2019) and ‘The Next Day’ (August 2019). ‘Getting Over You’ has been his most successful single to date, garnering even more fans and listeners across the country. ‘The Next Day’ was released earlier today and definitely takes on a more adventurous sound. Check it out yourself below…introducing / rory wynne