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"I Wish It Was Summer"

Wozniazk were my main motivation for crossing the Tay and they were very fine indeed. The set was on similar (if not identical) lines to the debut gig, if a little quieter with every tune bar one an instrumental. Although the band were a little disappointed at the lack of volume, it didn’t affect my enjoyment in anyway. We got both sides of the debut single along with several other songs, mostly shoegazey/rocky. But “Echoes”(?) may be my favourite albeit that it’s definitely at somewhat of a tangent to the rest of the set, featuring keys and one hell of a groove. Definitely a band on the rise. - Manic Pop Thrills


"I Wish It Was Summer"

Wozniazk were my main motivation for crossing the Tay and they were very fine indeed. The set was on similar (if not identical) lines to the debut gig, if a little quieter with every tune bar one an instrumental. Although the band were a little disappointed at the lack of volume, it didn’t affect my enjoyment in anyway. We got both sides of the debut single along with several other songs, mostly shoegazey/rocky. But “Echoes”(?) may be my favourite albeit that it’s definitely at somewhat of a tangent to the rest of the set, featuring keys and one hell of a groove. Definitely a band on the rise. - Manic Pop Thrills


"Wozniak - MFMB"

Wozniak are on a self confessed mission “to cause terminal tinnitus with their brooding… cocktail of feedback, reverb and delay”! The post rocking four piece hail from Edinburgh and have released their debut single ‘MFMB’ (available @ Bandcamp). Influenced by no wave and shoegaze, Wozniak’s soundscapes are only in their infancy but are already ear shaking with their angular riffs and suspense-filled instrumentals. - Sounds Better With Reverb


"Bandcrush: Wozniak"

As Pope Benedict almost certainly once said, you cannae beat a bit of shoegaze.
So it’s time to welcome one of the newest – and potentially finest – exponents of the genre in Scotland.
Wozniak – we’re desperately trying to resist forming a tribute band called McElro by the way, sports fans – were formed last year by husband/wife guitarists Simon and Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr and are now melting eardrums around Edinburgh.
Upcoming single MFMB/New Hampshire is a strong opening play. The latter is melodic and dreamy with pounding drums dancing round Sarah’s breathy vocals. The former is a beast of a tune, packing some serious rock muscle.
It feels like momentum is building for the four piece, so let’s find out what Sarah has to say for herself, shall we?
So who the hell are you?
Wozniak are an Edinburgh-based four piece formed in 2012 and on a mission to cause terminal tinnitus with our brooding and largely instrumental epic-ness.
Describe your sound in ten words or less!
Jet engines, hurricanes, dinosaurs, black holes – drenched in delay and reverb.
How did you guys come together to make music?
Simon and I cooked up the original idea with Fender Jaguars and many, many pedals. John joined us to provide pummelling drumbeats and as our sonic architect. Then after James had finished climbing every Munro in Scotland, he completed the line up and brought his evil distorted basslines to the mix.
What inspired the MFMB/New Hampshire single?
We really wanted to get into the studio and record something as soon as we could. Choosing which songs to go with was quite hard, but we’re pretty happy with the way the single works together. Both songs are quite moody and atmospheric, but they give an idea of our sonic scope. MFMB is a nod to our darker influences, while New Hampshire sits at the poppier end of our spectrum.
Would you say you had any particular influences?
Like any band probably, it’s a bit of a cocktail. There’s definitely a good amount of hard rock, post rock and shoegaze in there. It all goes in the Wozniak blender and we see what comes out at the end.
hat the heck is a ‘Wozniak’?
Urban Dictionary reckons that it’s ‘having the characteristics of someone truly awesome and talented’, so I’m going with that. We named ourselves after Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple – who is, I’m guessing, the inspiration for that definition!
Are you planning a full length release?
At the moment, we’re focusing on the single and getting it out to as many people as we can. We are planning some more studio time soon though and who knows what might emerge from that? It could be an EP, or it could be even longer. I hear the double album is coming back… - Tidal Wave of Indifference


"Bandcrush: Wozniak"

As Pope Benedict almost certainly once said, you cannae beat a bit of shoegaze.
So it’s time to welcome one of the newest – and potentially finest – exponents of the genre in Scotland.
Wozniak – we’re desperately trying to resist forming a tribute band called McElro by the way, sports fans – were formed last year by husband/wife guitarists Simon and Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr and are now melting eardrums around Edinburgh.
Upcoming single MFMB/New Hampshire is a strong opening play. The latter is melodic and dreamy with pounding drums dancing round Sarah’s breathy vocals. The former is a beast of a tune, packing some serious rock muscle.
It feels like momentum is building for the four piece, so let’s find out what Sarah has to say for herself, shall we?
So who the hell are you?
Wozniak are an Edinburgh-based four piece formed in 2012 and on a mission to cause terminal tinnitus with our brooding and largely instrumental epic-ness.
Describe your sound in ten words or less!
Jet engines, hurricanes, dinosaurs, black holes – drenched in delay and reverb.
How did you guys come together to make music?
Simon and I cooked up the original idea with Fender Jaguars and many, many pedals. John joined us to provide pummelling drumbeats and as our sonic architect. Then after James had finished climbing every Munro in Scotland, he completed the line up and brought his evil distorted basslines to the mix.
What inspired the MFMB/New Hampshire single?
We really wanted to get into the studio and record something as soon as we could. Choosing which songs to go with was quite hard, but we’re pretty happy with the way the single works together. Both songs are quite moody and atmospheric, but they give an idea of our sonic scope. MFMB is a nod to our darker influences, while New Hampshire sits at the poppier end of our spectrum.
Would you say you had any particular influences?
Like any band probably, it’s a bit of a cocktail. There’s definitely a good amount of hard rock, post rock and shoegaze in there. It all goes in the Wozniak blender and we see what comes out at the end.
hat the heck is a ‘Wozniak’?
Urban Dictionary reckons that it’s ‘having the characteristics of someone truly awesome and talented’, so I’m going with that. We named ourselves after Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple – who is, I’m guessing, the inspiration for that definition!
Are you planning a full length release?
At the moment, we’re focusing on the single and getting it out to as many people as we can. We are planning some more studio time soon though and who knows what might emerge from that? It could be an EP, or it could be even longer. I hear the double album is coming back… - Tidal Wave of Indifference


"All The Stars Shone"

First up were Wozniak, an Edinburgh four piece, apparently playing their first show. Mostly instrumental (and even when Sarah did sing it was well down in the mix, a feature of the whole evening truth be told), several sounded a bit like the brooding side of the Cure. But there were also lighter moments, most notably a fairly dancey instrumental with keyboards early on whilst the finale with its driving bass was probably their best tune of the night. Definitely a band worth keeping an eye on in future. - Manic Pop Thrills


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MFMB/New Hampshire (self-released double-A side single)

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Edinburgh-based four piece Wozniak were formed in 2012 on a mission to cause terminal tinnitus with their brooding (largely) instrumental cocktail of feedback, reverb and delay, distorted bass tones and pounding drum beats.

James, John, Sarah and Simon cite influences from shoegaze, post rock, hard rock and no wave, 70s public information films, 80s Japanese cartoons and the odd tartan shirt, and say their sound is: “Loud – think jet engines, hurricanes, dinosaurs, blackholes. It’s all pummelling drums, driving bass, swamps of delay and reverb and ear-busting feedback too.”

Respected blog Song, By Toad, has already tagged them part of an Edinburgh shoegaze revival.

They have now taken their sonic maelstrom to the studio for their debut record. This double A-sided single was recorded at The Depot in Edinburgh under the expert guidance of Craig Ross of Broken Records and the band say it gives a sample of Wozniak at their most moody.

MFMB is a real goosebumper of a track, taking its cues from the band’s heavier influences. A musical Cold War spy thriller, the spacey guitars and uncompromising rhythm section build towards a deadly conclusion.

New Hampshire insists that you ‘live free or die’ with tribal drums, whacked out phaser, reverb so deep it could come from the bottom of the Atlantic and icy chills thanks to an atmospheric (and rare) vocal.