WOOZE announce new single “Bittersweet Timpani”




Out now via Young Poet


London duo WOOZE have announced their return with a propulsive new single titled “Bittersweet Timpani”. The track is out today via London tastemaker label Young Poet and follows on the heels of the band’s 2021 EP “Get Me To A Nunnery”, which saw the band earn widespread critical acclaim for their inimitable sound and visuals.

“Bittersweet Timpani” sees the band at their fuzz-drenched and idiosyncratic best. Merging thick, distorted, groove-heavy riffing with heavy 80s glam-pop inflected vocals, the track sees the band continue to push the envelope into more anthemic and bizarro territory than ever before. Epiphanic backing vocals drive the track forward whilst the hook-heavy instrumentation showcases WOOZE at their heaviest and most danceable.

Speaking on the new single, the band say the track is, “A song about walking home alone, dejected and rejected. We thought the pitiful, pity-party lyrics would juxtapose nicely with the muscular glam-rock bravado of the music.”



British/Korean duo WOOZE (named after a phonetic translation of ‘space’ in Korean – 우주) were formed in 2017 by Jamie She and Theo Spark at Brixton’s Muddy Yard (an artist collective based in a disused builder’s yard). Debut EP ‘what’s on your mind?’ and follow up ‘Get Me To A Nunnery’ (produced by The Horrors’ Tom Furse) firmly established WOOZE as one of the most original and exciting new acts in the UK, identifiable by their unique visuals as much as their genre-blending and enigmatic brand of avant-garde pop.

Combining Bowie-esque eccentricity with psychotropic instrumentation, their music is at once anthemic and absurdist. Citing an encyclopedic range of influences from traditional Korean music through to Primus, Japanese funk, ABBA and Led Zeppelin, WOOZE have created a borderless and distinctive sound that is uniquely theirs. The band have received plaudits internationally from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, NME, Mixmag, Dork, HERO, The Line Of Best Fit, CLASH, Dork, Loud & Quiet and DIY. They have also been consistently championed by BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, KEXP, Triple J and Guy Garvey, featured in their own video game, supported Metronomy on tour and sold out shows across the UK and South Korea.

With the band set to play new live dates this summer and hints of new music to come later this year, the new single “Bittersweet Timpani” is just a taster of what WOOZE are concocting behind the scenes. For long-term fans this single will give reason to be very excited, and for those who have yet to hear them, there is no better time to get on board.

The band will appear at the following festivals this year:


08/07 – Pohoda, Slovakia17/07 – Welcome to the village, Netherlands05/08 – Wilderness Festival, UK