Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Them Crooked Vultures
Brad - vox, guitar. Otto - bass, backing vox. Q - drums.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Mute Math, Muse, Tool
If you like your music loud, dynamic and inventive then the meaty tones of BoWsER will scratch your itchy soul. A tight, prolific unit — their crunchy, volcanic, riff-driven rock has been continually evolving since their inception. In 2019, the band are emerging from a deeply creative hiatus with new music from their long awaited sophomore release, ‘Whispers From The Wickerman’.
BoWsER churn out rock music the way it’s meant to be. It has an apocalyptic intelligence, hitting as hard as city concrete and drawing comparisons to such Goliath’s as QOTSA and Them Crooked Vultures along the way. Their songs are not easily forgotten, colliding unapologetically with any ears fortunate enough to receive them.
Rewind several years and the talents of Nathan Williams, Otto Mitter Jr and Brad Weynton first come together as BoWsER. The connection was instant. Here were three artists with the ability to pull each other in new directions, to make music that was ingenious and original. It has since been a continual musical evolution of these firm friends who grew up playing music together under the Gold Coast sun.
Their trajectory has been nothing short of intriguing. After releasing their debut mini- album 'Modus Operandi’, Drum Media declared: “These kids have the chops. Two years and they’ll be spitting fire. Six songs so full of ideas all over in barely over 15 minutes just aren’t enough.” Hand selected by Triple J Unearthed to support Eagles of Death Metal on their Australian tour they were also finalists in both the Rock Category and The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award at the Q Song Awards.
Brilliant and promising in the earlier years, their music has continued to develop behind the scenes to create work of exceptional quality. ‘Whispers From The Wickerman’ will be unveiled in 2020. This collection of gritty crunch rock produced by acclaimed UK/Australian producer Steve James, will affirm the welcome return of BoWsER.
BoWsER contains four members. Two play gootars, 1 boose and 1 the drumming thingy. They were drawn together through a mutual appreciation of act's such as Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Primus, QOTSA, RATM, FNM any many other acts that you can chop down to five, four or three letters.
Describe the music
We always write stuff that's exciting for us to play. We're not so concerned about fitting into any category as such so we end up playing whatever is interesting to us at the time. But if you were to pigeonhole us I'd say "Eclectic Rock" - music from our minds - not the cookie cutter.
Who’s been a big musical influence for you? What inspires you?
Personally it's a mix between the noise of everyday life (machines, people, traffic etc..) and hearing what people aren't doing with their own music. It always inspires me hearing new music and imagining where it could go. There's a lot of factors.
Tell us about the local music community you are part of.
The Gold Coast has the feel of a city but is the size of a town. It's a theme park without rides. Six degrees of Surfers Paradise. There's not many arsehole bands because there's not enough people to play to so everyone seems to support one another regardless of musical style. There's limited venues (luckily the Chophouse exists!) but all this drives everyone harder and makes it an awesome scene full of grounded individuals.
What’s the best thing about being in Bowser?
For me it's the ability we have to make a song happen realy fast, when a new idea comes along it's not unusual to be playing it days after at a gig. Take Motormouth for example, that's one of the first takes we did at 301 after playing it together only a handful of times, and it made the album! That's something we're really proud of, our artistic communication.
..and the worst?
Can I assume that it's the same for a lot of bands when you put a lot of time into making music only to wonder if people are going to hear it? There's the high of creating great sounds and the low of using your CD as a coaster.
Take a line of your lyrics from one of your songs. Where did that thought come from?
All lyrics written are inspired from a rhythmical and melodic angle and any meaning derived is purely coincidental.
What have you got planned for the future?
Well, once our inter"glam"tic spacecraft is complete we will fold and split time and space on our quest for the illusive nucleus of sonicism.
Australian music is...
Kick arse! and something we should all be proud of.View Profile Hide Interview