I instantly connected to this catchy tune around the 10 second mark. Really enjoyed the beat and the lyrics follow the roller coaster of not knowing whether someone actually loves you. Waking Ugly who are from my hometown are ready to launch their debut album ‘You Know You Wanna’ tomorrow, 17th of November. Seriously take the time to listen to this song with the contagious beat. Stay tuned for more to come!
Waking Ugly is a pop/rock band from Melbourne, Australia, fronted by co-writers Lydia Gardner (vocals) and Darren Pace (guitar).
After many years performing and writing together, Darren and Lydia recorded their debut release, Say Something Sweet (EP) in 2010. They combined their favourite elements of pop and rock music, resulting in an irresistible mesh they describe as “ear candy that’s a little crunchy”.
Say Something Sweet received an overwhelmingly positive response from both local and international critics, with Gardner’s vocals, described as “sugar-sweet but with enough strength to carry a bus load of school children” (Beat Magazine, 2010) and Pace’s “keen ear for a hook” (Fireworks Magazine, 2014) resulting in comparisons to greats such as P!nk, Roxette, Blondie, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
The dynamic duo have won several awards, including Best Pop Band (2012), Recording of the Year (2013), Best Rock Recording (2014), Best Pop Demo (2016) and Best Alternative Song (2017) at the Indie Music Channel Awards, Best Pop/Rock EP (2015) at the Akademia Music Awards, Artist of the Year (2015) in the Music Scene Investigation Awards and Best Pop Song (2015 & 2016) in the Pop Radio Music Awards.
They have also received many nominations, including placing as Semi-Finalists (2014 & 2015) and Runner-up (2016) in the prestigious Song of the Year competition.
Waking Ugly have played at several well-known venues, including the world-famous Esplanade Hotel in their hometown and hotspots in other major cities such as Brisbane and Sydney. They can also be spotted busking (street performing) in the city of Melbourne during the Summer months.
‘You Know You Wanna’, their long-awaited debut album, will be released on November 17, 2017.