Coming on like a teenage Joan Jett with a drum machine, all Pulp Fiction bangs and kaleidoscopic baton swinging, Zowie is a futuristic cheerleader from planet Wow. A whip-smart 22 year old karate-proficient Antipodean with a penchant for percussion, a hyperglycemic imagination and a dizzying creative ferocity.
Described by one music critic in her native New Zealand as â€œa tiny dynamo of electrifying, positive energyâ€ Zowie has distilled a bubbling mix of vintage synth-pop, shimmering electro, playground chants and rock n roll swagger to create a moxy-fuelled sound all of her own.
As a beat-obsessed adolescent Zowie matched her encyclopaedic enthusiasm for drumming by mastering everything she needed to fully flesh out her own songs: vocals, guitar and programming. While studying for a music diploma in her hometown of Auckland she created enough buzz with laptop crafted demos to garner airplay on national radio and in the past 18 months sheâ€™s performed at some of the countryâ€™s biggest festivals â€“ The Big Day Out, Rhythm And Vines â€“ as well as performing opening sets for the likes of The Kills and Peaches.
Recently signed to Sony Music she released her debut single â€œBroken Machineâ€ in Australia and New Zealand and it debuted in the top 5. Zowie is due to land on US shores in October for shows in Los Angeles and at the CMJ Marathon in New York City. Color us excited. Zowie is due to land on US shores in October for a show in Los Angeles and the CMJ Marathon in New York City. Color us excited.
Listen to â€œBroken Machineâ€:
Watch: â€œBroken Machineâ€ official video directed by Special Problems:
Watch: Zowie pounds her way into our affections:
â€œWith beats reminiscent of The Knife on a not-so-dark day, and a hint of 80′s synths, it’s a right catchy tune. Filter Magazine
Zowie First Ever American Live Dates (more to be confirmed):
10/15/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
10/19/10 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge CMJ
10/22/10 – New York, NY @ Fader Magazine CMJ Event