Friday, December 24, 2010
UKW "EP" 7". 1981.
Here's our first NDW posting. Apparently, there were at least 3 bands called UKW since the 80's, and this was the first, according to the NDW Wiki.(http://www.ndw-wiki.org/index.php?title=UKW_%281%29) Maybe some day a nice German will translate that site to English... Anyway, two of the tracks on this EP, "Stumpf" and "Heiss" are pretty rhythmic post-punk with repetitive basslines and a propulsive beat, not unlike Palais Schaumburg. Fans of that band will love those two cuts. The other track, "Oslo Kai" is almost like a weird pop song set to a drum-machine. Way more playful than most underground NDW, and for me, that's why it sticks out.