Photo by Katherine McBeth

Photo by Katherine McBeth


”[Wild Spells] creates its own genre of music by pulling on the intimacy of folk and heightening it with the thrumming passion of the instruments. The four band members … are experts in creating songs that evoke feelings that cannot be put into words.” — The Boise Weekly

Formed in 2015, Wild Spells is a collision between the heaviness of doom metal and the intricacy of folk, with soft vocals and shimmering keys contrasting heavy guitar and bass. Their sound integrates dense harmonies and droning instruments to create a layered, heavy, complex sound.

Wild Spells is influenced by doom metal, pop, folk, and postrock. Their music discusses a variety of topics, spanning femininity, identity, politics, religion, intimacy, trauma, heartbreak, and much more. They have played Treefort Music Fest for four consecutive years and have been featured in the Boise Weekly.