Hello and welcome to DIY’s introducing feature, Get To Know… getting you a little bit closer to the buzziest new acts that have been catching our eye as of late, and working out what makes them tick.
Sharing sizzling new single ‘Tu Es Moi’ today, it’s the latest taste of the pair’s forthcoming EP ‘Get Me To A Nunnery’ which is out on 22nd October.
Speaking about the single, the band say: “Another pun-based fun chasing song that riffs off the French ambiguity between the phrases ‘you are me’ and ‘kill me’. It’s written from the perspective of a jealous, ambitious, and most probably adolescent rival. Another song that we finished very quickly in an afternoon, and is the oldest song on this EP, written a few years ago when we first started WOOZE.”
We sent them over some qs to find out a lil’ bit more about them.
Describe your music to us in the form of a Tinder bio.
Fuck, Marry and Kill in one perfect package.
What’s your earliest musical memory?
Jamie: The first musical I remember seeing was ‘Into The Woods’. In terms of remembering music per se, music qua music - that is to say, music in its essence - I honestly don’t remember. But now I think about it, the first time I remember being moved by music and knowing that it was an important and lasting feeling, I was listening to ‘She Loves You’ by The Beatles and I was very young and I was in the car. This was before I could properly drive of course. I woke up in hospital a week later and I’ve never listened to The Beatles since.
Theo: Listening to ‘Michelle’ by the Beatles in my mother’s arms, dummy in mouth, about a year or so ago.
Who were some artists that inspired you when you were just starting out (and why)?
T: We’ve always really admired La Shark and their dedication to putting on a proper spectacle of a live show. Their song ‘A Weapon’ has a bass squelch to rival Orange Juice’s ‘Rip It Up’ and is a real groover. We also love Glass (Jessica Winter and Scott Rimington) who had some of the best songs in town and still do, so it’s been a real pleasure having the latter picking the strings for us in our live show. They were in a band before called Hall of Mirrors which was more psych and also fantastic.
J: The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band helped me remember that being in a band doesn’t mean you have to be super cool or rock ‘n’ roll. Luckily I’ve always been both those things, but I do like to have a laugh as well, and if that’s a sin then see you in Hell.
You’re based in London! What do you think of the music scene there at the moment?
J: I really like it here. It’s a big city and you’re always going to come across new things, and that excites me.
T: I’m personally more into the baking scene than the music scene. I’m thinking of opening a cake shop called Bun Jovi if this doesn’t work out.
Are there any other artists breaking through at the same time that you take inspiration from?
J: Pleasure Complex, The Gathering Doubt, Sweat, Jessica Winter, Mellah, Artificial Pleasure, Artificial Pleasure Complex just to name a few. There’s also a painter called James Lincoln who Theo is a particularly big fanboy of.
Who would be your dream collaborator?
J: Hall, or perhaps Oates.
T: Saruman the White.
J: I’ve always wanted to write for someone like Adriana Caselotti or Mary Costa.
T: I’ve always wanted to bake for someone like Pavarotti.
Musically or otherwise, what are you most looking forward to this year?
J: We’re playing at Moth Club, London on August 6th and Headrow House, Leeds 7th August. A few tickets are still available.
T: Seeing my mum again.
If people could take away one thing from your music, what would it be?
T: Jamie’s drumming, it’s really loud and annoying.