Fresh from their performance at the Gentleman Of The Road Festival, where they appeared alongside Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines and others, New Jersey’s Wyland will return to Maxwell’s on Saturday night, July 18.
Just a few months ago, Wyland launched their EP on that same stage here in Hoboken.
“From the moment we began recording this EP, we talked about having the release party at Maxwell’s,” said lead singer Ryan Sloan back in February. “Our event at Maxwell’s is an end of sorts and certainly a new beginning for the band.”
Those words have proven prophetic, as the band found tremendous exposure at the recent festival in Seaside Heights.
Drawing from influences of early U2, Peter Gabriel and The Police, Wyland cloak the depth of their lyrics in warm pop overtones to create the sort of “optimistic, reflective music” heard in songs like “Wait,” “Shine” and “Lifeboats.”
The result is a melodic sound that has them on the fast track to success, as they look to fuel up on the positive energy they’ve already generated here in Hoboken.