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Artist:

World Wild

A  modern take on 80's synth pop

World Wild is the brain-child of LA’s Jarrad Jackson. Bringing punk vocals to a Californian wave of nostalgic melodies, Jackson has crafted reminiscent 80s synth pop, that immediately caught the ears of Giles Gillespie (Calvin Harris, MGMT). since his early days of composing music for touring punk bands & performing on world tours for Epitah Records, Jackson has become consumed by experience. Despite this, World Wild has only existed since 2015.


We were psyched to catch up with Jarrad, find out the story behind his busy past and ask why World Wild only came into recorded being as of the last couple years.

We were psyched to catch up with Jarrad, find out the story behind his busy past and ask why World Wild only came into recorded being as of the last couple years.

First thing I guess, where’d the name World Wild come from?

And what about the 80s influence? Were your folks big on 80s tunes?

I read somewhere that Mark Gillespie (Calvin Harris, MGMT) came across your early demos and pushed you to record ‘Caribbean Gold’. What’s the story there?

Am I right in thinking that in your past you did world tours for Epitah Records?

You also composed music for touring punk bands when you were in your teens? You’ve not sat around much!

What’s your process like in the studio?

You perform live as a 5-piece band, right? How did that come together?

You recently did a string of dates in Australia as a two piece, how was it adapting your live show for that?

You released the infectiously groovy ‘Crash & Burn’ earlier this year, is it fair to say it has a darker tone to your previous work?

You seem to be smashing out tracks at the moment. Do you go through phases of being in the zone?

What’s next for you? Are you going to do a follow up album to Caribbean Gold?