The California coast, the exotic tropical shores of Hawaii, classic surf culture and rock n’ roll all conspired to exert a lasting impression on the sound of the 27-year-old multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter in question; Wes Chiller, an artist that spent his youth strumming a variety of stringed instruments on the beaches between surf sessions in the sleepy Southern California towns that line the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego.
Enter old friend and fellow musician Kyle Krone (the former Shys frontman and songwriter) whom Chiller remained close with since their salad days touring and sharing stages together. After hearing the charmingly lo-fi demo of Chillers debut single “Mo Nothin” Krone heard the undeniable promise of what could be and took on a Producer's role and Equal parts time-honored rock n’ roll and underground alternative the songs that make up the 5 song EP “Chiller Instinct” could be described as the sun-soaked saltwater love child of Eagles Of Death Metal and Mac DeMarco if the two artists were stranded on a tropical island with a genre-bending record collection ranging Lou Reed to Tame Impala.
Chiller represents a new era of rocker who’s free-thinking, free-wheeling approach inspires the listener not to sweat the small stuff, much less sweat anything in our often over-stimulating modern lives. The combined talents and experience of two artists and dear friends along with a low key DIY creative “in-house” approach produces a sound and songs that are as effortlessly fresh as they are infectious. Chiller played his first show with his new 7 man band and drew a crowd of over 150 fans and is gearing up to release more music and play more shows in the Southern California region.