7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show
Australian duo VOWWS formed in 2013 while living in New York City. Their sound can be most easily described as Industrial Pop – a blend of distorted beats, driving guitars, cinematic synths and dark, confessional vocals. Their music is often compared to Depeche Mode and the usual post-punk suspects, but VOWWS inject their aesthetic with a nihilism that can only come from a distinctly 90s upbringing – Nine Inch Nails and Nirvana being named as formative influences (Deftones’ Chino Moreno recently described VOWWS as ‘one of the greatest new bands he has discovered,’ ).
The quirky and visually astute duo, who direct all their own videos and artwork, look like characters out of 80’s vampire classic Lost Boys. In 2014 VOWWS moved to Los Angeles where they finalized their debut album. “The Great Sun” was released worldwide on October 30th, 2015.
It features appearances by the legendary Gary Numan, Thor Harris (SWANS) and a remix by Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence).