High-velocity noise popsters ride dense waves of guitars, kicking out huge, jaw-dropping songs rich in melody, texture, and spirit. Anybody who’s seen a lackluster Shoegazer outfit can attest: without reliable bass and exceptional guitars and drums, it’s usually nothing more than a travesty of white noise. But like the Wedding Present, Wurlygig take no prisoners and…
Brit pop arrives in Chicago via Wurlygig, a Chicago-based four-piece that has a knack for mixing pop melody with guitar-and-drum crash. The Grand Prix Qualifier, Wurlygig’s third album, opens with Andy Tidy sneering his vocals almost as well as Liam Gallagher on the Oasis-like “Small Electric Charge”.
The Brit influences in the music range farther and wider than Oasis. Spiritualized, even The Who all show up here, mixed in with some power-riffed, home-grown Chicago “big shoulder” rock. That could be a messy mix, but Wurlygig has the intensity and songwriting skill to pull it off. This makes Wurlygig a band to know.”
Listen to Wurlygig’s first self titled album
Listen to Wurlygig’s second album
Listen to the Metro, Chicago show
Listen to Wurlygig’s singles
Listen to Wurlygig live