Fresh off a run of exciting support slots (including Meg Mac, Charles Bradley, Ali Barter and Harts), WILSN announces a 6 track EP to be released this November. It will feature her two previous hits, “Unmeet You” and “Walking For Days.” “Unmeet You” launched WILSN into the public eye on April 1, 2015.
Ten days, no paid publicity and 15,000 Soundcloud plays later, it had been added to radio rotation on Double J, Triple J Unearthed, ABC 774, with additional air play on Triple J, PBS, and various UK radio stations. It was also organically featured on countless UK and US blogs including Pigeons and Planes and Hilly Dilly. Monica Tan of The Guardian says “She’s pulled out a cracker of a debut song in Unmeet You.
The song rides on an infectious groove with Busch (WILSN) showcasing the kind of husky vocals reminiscent of Dusty Springfield and Amy Winehouse – emotive but with a lightness of touch.” She returned with explosive energy on her second single “Walking For Days,” which she co-wrote with Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy. It was premiered on Triple J radio, immediately added to full rotation on Double J, Triple J Unearthed and garnered 70,000 plays via Spotify in it’s first 2 weeks, which led to it coming in at number 6 in “Spotify’s Top 10 Most Viral Tracks” chart globally.
WILSN was recently announced a feature artist on Triple J Unearthed and was also deemed the winner of a Triple J Unearthed competition whereby NIDA students will produce and direct the film clip for “Walking For Days.” As well as “Unmeet You” and “Walking For Days”, the EP will feature a collection of new WILSN songs with horn arrangements written and performed by the horn section of Mark Ronson and Charles Bradley.
The collaboration was born out of mutual respect, when Billy Aukstik (Trumpet) watched her sing as she supported Charles Bradley he was blown away. When it was known that Billy and the other horn players would return to Melbourne later in the year, this time with Mark Ronson, a recording session was arranged so the musicians could contribute to WILSN’s new songs.
WILSN is backed by some of Melbourne's best musicians including Richard Bradbeer (Dorsal Fins/New Gods/Eagle and The Worm), Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy), Darvid Thor (Cactus Channel), Jamshid "Jumps" Khadiwala (The Cat Empire) and Ryan Brewer (Chris Pickering/Silver Springs).
WILSN will be joined by Jesse Redwing Band. Raised on the rich tradition of Chicago blues legends like howlin wolf. Little Walter and muddy waters and inspired by British pioneers who experimented with the spirit and language of the blues to break the chains of an emotionally repressed society, Jesse Redwing and his band have created an authentic blues sound combined with a raw punk energy pulsating out of the bands respective sound holes.