About three years ago, in an article for ARTROCKER MAGAZINE, I predicted that a then unknown band from Lincoln, Nebraska going by the rather strange name of UUVVWWZ would be ‘ones to watch’ in the following year. At that point they were just about to release the debut, eponymous album – one that definitely made it to LOUD HORIZON‘s ‘End Of 5.’
Well, you know, sometimes these things take a little longer than predicted and as far we were concerned, at least over here in UK, things seemed to go a little quiet for a while. But that was because UUVVWWZ had taken themselves away and written this new album, ‘The Trusted Language.’
I’m maybe jumping the gun a little here because unfortunately I haven’t heard the full album, but certainly on the evidence of the following two tracks, it represents a shift in emphasis for the band. As they have been quoted saying themselves, their debut offering was, ‘screech-cronky, clubbier, and babier’ than their current work.
Now, I absolutely loved their earlier work, so I’m kinda hoping that quote is not in any way tinged with a sense of regret or shame, but rather an indication that they see the way forward with a more coherent and less quirky style.
Whatever – I still stand by my assertion of a few years back: UUVVWWZ are a band that could (and should) one helluva lot of positive attention.