*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Independent Music Promotion*
Whispers From the Wickerman
12 March 2021
|Hailing from the Gold Coast, Australia, Hard Rock trio boWsER have released their sophomore album “Whispers From the Wickerman.” This relentless new collection further explores the band’s unique brand of ‘rock with an apocalyptic intelligence, hitting as hard as city concrete’ and drawing comparisons to such Goliaths as QOTSA and Them Crooked Vultures along the way.|
“‘Whispers from the Wickerman’ is what 3 dudes making rock music in a dark room sounds like. What you hear is what you get. Straight up riff-heavy volcanic rock. It’s also exactly what we sound like live. Definitely a wind down the window, turn it up and put the pedal to the metal kind of album.
This album means more to us than we can possibly express. It is a beast that has taken unimaginable amounts of blood, sweat and tears to bring to life. It is so good to finally know that all those years of hard work, triumphs and failures, elation and devastation are finally going to be shared with the world.” – Otto Mitter (bass guitarist)
Exploring dark themes wholeheartedly and unafraid to experiment, boWsER‘s battle-tested sound is borne of a deep, brotherly connection shared not only with each other but their whole scene.
Artist Name: boWsER
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Release Title: Whispers From The Wickerman
Release Date: March 12, 2021
Musician Names/Instruments: Brad Weynton (Vocals + Guitar), Otto Mitter (Bass), Nathan Williams (Drums)
Producer Name(s): Steve James
Similar/RIYL: Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Tool, Mutemath
Genre(s): Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
2. Caught the Raisin
3. People in the TV
7. Killed a Roman
8. Wicker Man
9. Count Static
10. All about the money
11. Fault Lines
An energetic rock song… with impeccable production quality. – Boulimique de Musique (Montreal, CA)
It got me hooked from the first listen. – ROCKNBOLD (Brazil)
Nice flowing track. Catchy and still heavy. – Hard ‘n’ Heavy (Netherlands)
I really dig this! – The Joy of Violent Movement (US)
This song is the face of the 21st century. – Euquerofalardemusica (Brazil)
One of this year’s finest local releases… ‘Supersonic”s tight catchy riffage and instantly memorable chorus packs a tautly melodic punch that is sure to gain them a swathe of new fans. – Blank GC
Big euphoric chords, complex arrangements and rich production. – Blank GC
Supported Eagles of Death Metal on their Australian tour early in their career, finalists in the Rock Category and the People’s Choice at the Q-Song Awards. Signed a worldwide publishing deal with EMI early in their career.
Official Website: bowsertheband.com
Triple J Unearthed: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/bowser
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiZKOvhoBRrthOtcl37NnrQ
If you like your music loud, dynamic and inventive, then the meaty tones of boWsER will scratch your itchy soul. A tight, prolific unit — their crunchy, volcanic, riff-driven rock has been continually evolving since their inception. In 2019, the band emerged from a deeply creative hiatus with ‘People in the TV,’ the first single from their long awaited sophomore release, ‘Whispers From The Wickerman.’
boWsER churn out rock music the way it’s meant to be. It has an apocalyptic intelligence, hitting as hard as city concrete and drawing comparisons to such Goliaths as QOTSA and Them Crooked Vultures along the way. Their songs are not easily forgotten, colliding unapologetically with any ears fortunate enough to receive them.
Rewind several years and the talents of Nathan Williams, Otto Mitter Jr and Brad Weynton first come together as boWsER. The connection was instant. Here were three artists with the ability to pull each other in new directions, to make music that was ingenious and original. It has since been a continual musical evolution of these firm friends who grew up playing music together under the Gold Coast sun.
Their trajectory has been intriguing. After signing a worldwide publishing deal with EMI, they went on to release their debut mini-album ‘Modus Operandi.’ Greeted with rave reviews, Drum Media declared: “These kids have the chops. Two years and they’ll be spitting fire. Six songs so full of ideas all over in barely over 15 minutes just aren’t enough.” Hand selected by Triple J Unearthed to support Eagles of Death Metal on their Australian tour, they were also finalists in both the Rock Category and The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award at the Q Song Awards.
Brilliant and promising in their early years as fresh faced young artists, their music has continued to gestate behind the scenes to create work of exceptional quality. More than a decade after their previous release; ‘Whispers From The Wickerman’ is out now. This collection of gritty crunch rock produced by acclaimed UK/ Australian producer Steve James, will affirm the welcome return of boWsER.
‘Hits with a punch. In a good way.’ – Richard Kingsmill
‘Good lord, what a walloping this tune serves up! Played with tight precision, but still leaves you plenty of room to bounce off the riff action; go on play it again boWsER!’ – Caz Tran