WOOZE return with ‘Ladies Who Lunch With Me’

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9.5

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Highly regarded as rising stars, British/Korean duo WOOZE return with their third single ‘Ladies Who Lunch With Me’.

Drawing the listener into a fantasy romance which ends before it even begins, the song couples the duo’s unique lyricism with melting harmonies and knife-edge guitars.  Punchy and surreal in equal measure, ‘Ladies Who Lunch With Me’ expands WOOZE’s genre-bending take on contemporary guitar music and solidifies their reputation as one of London’s most exciting breaking acts.

The outfit has seriously hit the ground running in the UK with their funky electronic pop beats. Previous single ‘Party Without Ya‘ comes with a video offering an intriguing glimpse into WOOZE’s surreal world and the hugely eclectic range of influences evident in their music.

Theo Spark and Jamie She formed WOOZE in 2017, out of the Brixton based Muddy Yard Collective. The band’s name is a rough phonetic translation of ‘space’ in Korean (우주). Thematically, WOOZE’s lyrics are rooted in the uprooted – memory loss, identity crises and ultimately, a fundamental feeling of detachment and estrangement.

Describing themselves as “Pansori for the 21st Century”, or alternatively “baroque ‘n’ roll”, WOOZE are here to baffle, excite and entertain. And they’ve certainly done that.

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

But will WOOZE make it on our Sound of 2018 playlist or our 2019 Ones To Watch list? Find out in the coming weeks.

Good

  • Something truly unique
  • Genre-bending music
  • A breakthrough artist

Summary

Punchy and surreal in equal measure, ‘Ladies Who Lunch With Me’ expands WOOZE’s genre-bending take on contemporary guitar music and solidifies their reputation as one of London’s most exciting breaking acts.
9.5

ICM Rating