WOOZE – Ones To Watch 2019

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London/Korean duo WOOZE are rising stars on the indie circuit, drawing the listener into the duo’s unique lyricism and genre-bending sound.

Created by Theo Spark and Jamie She, WOOZE is a rough phonetic translation of ‘space’ in Korean (우주). Describing themselves as Pansori for the 21st Century, a traditional Korean music genre that consists of a drummer and singer storytelling through music. WOOZE are here to excite, baffle and entertain.

First breaking out in 2018, WOOZE has already bonded with fans and critics alike – one fan said they blew him away. The Greatest Discovery nominees are something out of the ordinary. The debut single, ‘Party Without Ya‘, is quite like nothing I’ve heard in a while. The bands’ melting harmonies and knife-edge guitars create a funky electronic Korean-pop blended with traditional British Indie is an exciting combination like no other. Thematically, WOOZE’s lyrics are rooted in the uprooted – memory loss, identity crises and ultimately, a fundamental feeling of detachment and estrangement.

“I came across this band for the first time at a festival in Brighton they blew me awaaaay! My new fav band” – Milkroll

Having played a special New Year’s Eve show in Seoul, international support from BBC Radio 1, Triple J and MixMag Korea and recently having been announced as part of The Great Escape’s First Fifty, WOOZE has 2019 firmly in their sight.

Upcoming January shows

11 – Busan, South Korea – Ovantgarde*
12 – Seoul, South Korea – 생기 스튜디오 (Animation Studio)*
18 – London, England – Windmill Brixton^

*Supporting Wetter
^Auture Half & Do Your Best leaving party

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ICM, full-time journalist, occasional photographer, Chelsea FC.