When someone with the hard rocking pedigree of Nazareth main man Dan McCafferty says, "This is the best support band we’ve had in forty years" you would be criminally insane not to sit up and take notice. I am really grateful that I did because within seconds of pressing play on Wired Desire’s Barely Illegal E.P. I knew I was in for a rare ride.
Because this is a band with real hard rock ‘n’ roll attitude. Let’s face it, it is attitude that is all too often missing and Wired Desire literally pins you up against a solid wall of rock and punches you out with the stuff. So beware. Barely Illegal and Wired Desire should come with a government health warning. They will make you drink harder, live faster but die with a smile on your face.
Wired Desire are from Scotland and the city of Glasgow where their quick rate of progress has been nothing short of phenomenal. They have literally worked their rocks off since forming only two years ago and have already supported the likes of Bad Company, Eric Bell, Wishbone Ash, and of course legendary Scot rockers Nazareth. The world of rock is hard and this is hard rock. Yet, all this has been achieved within two years. Now it is all starting to pay off for the band who are all still in their very early twenties with a whole series of tub thumping reviews from every quarter.
They are fronted by singer Kieran Daly who possesses a voice drenched in scotch and a stage presence that is truly exceptional. Guitarist Jam happily drives out solos whilst drummer Jeeves hammers the band forward with a power usually reserved for comic book heroes. Bass player Danny, all of twenty-one and rhythm guitarist Eddy, a year younger complete the highly impressive line up of Wired Desire. The E.P.’s four tracks supply a tantalizing taste for what this band can go and achieve. All are of equal quality delivered with a full on committed passion that is just so irresistibly infectious. “No One Sleeps”, “The Hard Stuff”, “Damn Hard”, and “Ride” are exactly what the titles sound like. If I have to choose one above the other (the curse of the reviewer) I would go for "The Hard Stuff" – it could become Wired Desire’s entire mission statement.