Highly Suspect carved their names firmly at the top of the new rock bands to watch list when they played two shows in Melbourne and Sydney earlier this year.
Band frontman Johnny Stevens explains “I was the boy, and was a wolf,” referencing a hard upbringing in Cape Cod and the last eight years as a band desperate for a break in Brooklyn. “Everything was a fight and a struggle. I killed that part of me, and now the man is left.” The album was recorded in Bogota, Colombia and Brooklyn, New York with Joel Hamilton (The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), who also worked with the band on their 2015 breakthrough debut Mister Asylum, which was nominated for 2 Grammys – one for Best Rock Album and one for Best Rock Song, for their single Lydia.
The 300 Entertainment recording act is one of the music industry’s most exciting artist development stories. Mister Asylum was released in July 2015 to critical praise from FADER, Consequence Of Sound, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Blackbook and many more. The album’s first single Lydia continues to be a staple at Rock and Alternative Radio, and has also garnered millions of streams for the ground-breaking video.
The band has been on the road tirelessly as a headliner and also opening for acts like Catfish And The Bottlemen and The Struts while playing various festivals around the globe including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, the RIDE Festival (w/ Pearl Jam) as well as Reading/Leeds in the UK.
The Boy Who Died Wolf is available to pre-order now.