Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Devo, Neu!, PVT, Beck


band members

Wade Van Den Hoek - Bass, Synth, Vocals Adam Pilcher - Lead Guitar Duncan Bell - Rhythm Guitar Shaun Allen - Drums


Influences

B-52s, Ty Segall, Talking Heads, Queens of the Stone Age


Gig

WAWAWOW

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

27 Jan

Town Hall Hotel

Sydney, 2042

Newtown NSW

8:00pm

Gig

WAWAWOW

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

1 Feb

Sneaky Possum

Sydney, 2008

Chippendale

7:00pm

Gig

WAWAWOW

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

7 Feb

The Loft UTS

Sydney, 2007

Ultimo

7:30pm

Bio

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.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

21 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

Absolute madmen, the lot of you.

Absolute madmen, the lot of you.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

no surprise that a song called 'the big cookoff' sounds truly cooked.

no surprise that a song called 'the big cookoff' sounds truly cooked.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

16 Apr 2018

Triple J
35

It's all so fuzzy, warped & strange. But you know what, I like it!

It's all so fuzzy, warped & strange. But you know what, I like it!