Vowws

VOWWS played live at the Come Des Garcons Homme Plus fashion show during Paris Fashion Week! by Florencia Franceschetti

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VOWWS played live at the Come Des Garcons Homme Plus fashion show during Paris Fashion Week!
The LA-based “Death Pop” duo will release a new single this Friday via Anti-Language Records. 

It’s been a busy start to 2019 for LA's VOWWS - flying to Paris to perform at Rei Kawakubo's Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Fall 2019 show at Men’s Fashion Week. The band did live sound design/atmospherics in the lead-up and then launched into a live set during the show itself. In an instant, the event was transformed into an underground club show by the band’s pulsating, ominous vibes - to the surprise and delight of attendees, press, and designers.

VOWWS performance at Kawabuko's exhibition has received quite a lot of attention from the press, with mentions in publications such as Voguei-D ViceThe New York TimesWWDHERO magazineBusiness of Fashion, and many more.

“'I fucking hate genre descriptions.' Rei Kawakubo didn’t say that today after her Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus show. That was her guest Rizz, one half of Vowws, the Los Angeles–based outfit who played at the show—according to a quote swiftly trawled off the Internet. Still, that sentiment couldn’t be more quintessentially Kawakubo-ist". - Sarah Mower (VOGUE).

“Guests were guided to their seats inside the underground venue in the darkness. Packed in tightly with the bass of the LA-based “Australian Death Pop” band VOWWS throbbing through our rib cages, the mood was ominous. The catwalk pit photographers huddled around an intense, flash spotlight. Under Rei’s spell, we waited in the darkness. And waited. Then, when the live VOWWS performance kicked in, the catwalk became a swaggering, snarling club dancefloor.” (I-D Vice)

This performance and press coverage comes a week before the release of VOWWS' first single of 2019, due out this Friday.

VOWWS presents their new single and video "Forget Your Finery" by Florencia Franceschetti

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First single off upcoming album Under the World, due February 2018 on Anti-Language Records
 

The Dark-Pop duo Vowws return this fall with the first single off their upcoming album Under The World to be released in February on Anti-Language Records. The new track "Forget Your Finery" showcases a marked evolution of the band’s sound - the result being more direct, upbeat and more Pop-tinged, while retaining the signature dark, foreboding edge that is the hallmark of Vowws.

The DIY-focussed duo created a visual component for the track, but insist this is not a music video per se:  "We didn't plan to make a video for this song but we didn't want to just throw up a jpeg.” - Rizz

As is the norm for the band, they went much further than that - the result is a glitchy, hypnotic accompaniment with sexy Pulp Fiction vibes. To further capture the visual essence of the music, the band has continued their collaboration with artist Jesse Draxler on the album and singles artwork. Draxler's previous music work includes Zola Jesus, Chelsea Wolfe and Black Queen, and recent commissions include The New York Times and Alexander McQueen.