Thursday, March 25, 2021

Wurld Series - What's Growing

All Wurld Series has to do to please us is to keep doing what the do on What's Growing, their second LP. Comprised of transplanted Brit Luke Towart, Kiwi Brian Feary and, as available, others, the Christchurch-based band crafts a thrilling collage of psychedelic folk-pop with a pastoral wash, '90 indie rock and '80s New Zealand indie pop. The songs are concise, fuzzing along brightly and then ending with your synapses still at level 10 and expecting more. But there is no disappointment because the next song provides a matching punch and the high continues until the last note. The lyrics are intelligent and inventive, and the performances top level. While the band's assumed influences seem easy to spot, the music they have created for What's Growing clearly is no imitation of forebears, but rather a strikingly entertaining distillation of various forms of psychedelic pop played through a fuzzy, hooky filter. And while there is plenty of squalling, buzzing guitars, some of the most special moments are the shorter, quieter songs. Highly recommended for your weekend, my friends. 

The album is out now via Meritorio Records (Europe/USA), Osborne Again (Australia) and Melted Ice Cream (New Zealand/Rest of the world).


Bandcamp for What's Growing

Osborne Again Music

Meritorio Records

Melted Ice Cream Records

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