KOWL is the pseudonym of Hobart song-writer and producer Cal Young. Cal began his music career as one half of the electro outfit The Scientists Of Modern Music with class-mate and friend Simon McIntosh. Praised for their energetic and engaging live performances at festivals, supporting national touring acts and headlining clubs around Australia. After releasing their Debut EP ‘Electronic Sunset’, The Scientists Of Modern Music received Triple J rotation for their single ‘Easy’, and went on to release their debut album 'A Personal Universe' after a short stint in London.
After deciding to take a break from The Scientists Of Modern Music to pursue independent music interests, Cal began working with Hobart singer-songwriter Asta. Shortly after, Asta won Triple J Unearthed High 2012 with her song “My Heart Is On Fire” - a song which Cal produced in his bedroom (and follow up Asta single “I Need Answers”). “My Heart Is On Fire” received Triple J rotation, and placed at number 50 in Triple J’s 2012 Hottest 100 Countdown. Whilst writing, recording, and touring with Asta, Cal’s love for production led him to create KOWL, his first independent musical endeavour. KOWL combines the creativity of hardware and sound found in The Scientists Of Modern Music, as well as the pop sensibilities of Asta, to become a fresh new approach to song-writing and production.