Australian duo VOWWS met while studying music in Sydney.
They played in a multitude of prominent experimental rock bands together and rapidly became fixtures on the underground music scene.
It didn’t take long for the duo [guitarist and singer Matt with keyboards and vocalist Rizz] to become fidgety however — so they moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2011 and it was here that they began to concentrate on writing music together.
Initially, Matt & Rizz shared many common thoughts and impressions, but they clearly had different working & writing styles — this left them at odds especially when fleshing out their vision.
Bit by bit, though, these divisions, struggles and chaotic chemicals began to bring dividends of their own … and even helped to define their sound.
At the same time, their friend, producer (and oft-times negotiator and intermediary) KEVIN MCMAHON helped capture the wonderful duality on tape.
They wrote and recorded throughout 2013/14, bringing together a collection of tracks that would become adebut album, The Great Sun. Released in October 2015, this album is a bespattered, grinding, swaying work.
VOWWS relocated to Los Angeles in 2015, where they are now based.
Their new single “Heartbreaker” premiered last week [below] — is an itchy and scratchy scrapbook of whirrs and shirrs, mounting cataclysms and broken hearts.
VOWWS are touring with White Lies this Feb. See poster [below sound]
For fans of Gary Numan …