Wowl! - Three Hits EP

Single Review by Billy Hamilton | 21 Oct 2009
Single title: Three Hits
Artist: Wowl!
Label: SL Records
Release date: 23 Nov

German synth-rockers Wowl! clearly enjoy being an anomaly. Three Hits' opener The Black Ark cuts a dark, brooding figure that grooves to the pound of jagged effects before bizarrely subsiding into a whistle-infused flash of feral pop. Continuing this trend of peculiarity, Bulbassador’s inane chiming is Dick and Dom electro – all smiles and japes that quickly becomes pointless. Closing number The Hand’s repetitive guitar gauze finally maintains a sense of consistency and,for that, it proves the EP’s most enterprising moment. A rollercoaster ride of varying quality, Wowl!’s anomalous ways are as much their downfall as they are their USP. [Billy Hamilton]