EP Review WOOZE - Get Me To A Nunnery4 Stars
WOOZE have set their stall on crafting a stylish and riveting brand of indie-disco, and they have achieved just that.
Following 2019’s delightful ‘What’s On Your Mind?’, this second EP from British-Korean duo WOOZE lifts their already-trademark art-pop chic to cosmological heights. True to the etymology of their name (it roughly translates the Korean for ‘space’), and doubtless aided by the shamanic presence of The Horrors’ Tom Furse on production duties, ‘Get Me to a Nunnery’ is a supernova of salacious sexiness and catwalking debonair. Each track is a mosh of shimmering noise, executed with the New Romantic pout of a Duran Duran or a ‘Scary Monsters’-era Bowie (the dry baritone vocal displays are lovingly in the latter’s debt), one which sets its gaze on igniting dancefloors with an unequivocal cool. From their penchant for charmingly daft lyrics - “Asteroid Freud with his congregration / Cephaloid void of our generation” to quote the euphoric ‘Mighty Cloud’ - to their mischievous impulse for shredding scandalous guitar riffs - just indulge in the Metallica triplets of ‘Witch Slap’, or the nape-cracking, head-banging exhilaration of the EP’s eponymous track - there’s very little in the means of vapid pretension here. WOOZE have set their stall on crafting a stylish and riveting brand of indie-disco, and they have achieved just that.
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