earMUSIC is proud to announce the release of Here Come the Aliens, the first studio album in seven years by pop icon Kim Wilde on March 16, 2018. Here Come the Aliens, produced by Ricky Wilde, contains 12 brand new songs and was recorded at RAK Studios in London — the very same recording studios where a number of albums that changed pop and rock music were born and where Wilde began her career back in 1981, recording seminal hits such as “Kids on America,” “Chequered Love,” and “Cambodia.”
On this trio album, Samantha Fish, Cassie Taylor, and Dani Wilde begin with the Rolling Stones' "Bitch" and end with the Steve Miller Band's "Jet Airliner," each taking a verse. The rest of the album is devoted to original compositions written by one or the other of the performers in a variety of blues styles, and the instrumentation also varies, though Taylor (daughter of Otis Taylor, with whom she played extensively), as the bassist, appears on almost every track. The exception is also the only solo track, Wilde's folk-blues number "Reason to Stay," on which she plays Dobro. Wilde also takes much of the lead guitar work, with Fish getting lead work on her own "Come on Home" and "Wait a Minute," as well as Taylor's "Move On." The switch-offs make for a good balance, and it's not surprising that this triumvirate has toured together in Europe. The album should help make their names better known, but that also might reduce their impetus to stay together.