Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock
Devo, Neu!, PVT, Beck
Wade Van Den Hoek - Bass, Synth, Vocals Adam Pilcher - Lead Guitar Duncan Bell - Rhythm Guitar Shaun Allen - Drums
B-52s, Ty Segall, Talking Heads, Queens of the Stone Age
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Sydney's psych-junk outfit WAWAWOW have a name to suit the magic – it’s half jam, half Tetris. Carved out of the itches of four frustrated instrumentalists, the group evolved from a like-this-but-weirder attitude to something eccentrically rectangular, with a sound described as “a data-driven Thee Oh Sees for kids that keep their shirt on”.
With a bent, frenzied view of the psych-rock genre, WAWAWOW combine jittery synth with sporadic B-52s style vocals and absurdly indulgent guitars. The four-piece alternate between rhythmic refrain and fuzzy overkill, using pudgy effects to create a “cheeky, trippy, and delightfully screwy” feel, like if Charles Mingus covered The Strokes. Blacklights, glowing drumsticks and triggered rope lights add to the band’s praised live show, with a non-stop monolithic performance that has been electrifying Australian audiences over the last few years.
With a full length LP to be released in Feb 2020, WAWAWOW are throwing out a “big, eccentric sound that Sydney will surely be hearing a lot more from.” Dig it now and dig it fast.