You can easily hear the ’80s Goth influence in this band on their most recent EP.
Elsewhere, “Murder 1” has a definite Tears for Fears vibe and has been described as “post apocalyptic.” Although you could say this band draws from past sounds, which isn’t exactly original, the ease with which they reach darkness is outstanding and natural. But a glam vibe is also intact. Perhaps WAZU’s strength comes from the ability to combine the best of ’80s Goth and ’70s Glam Rock while still being relevant to music today.
If you’re fan of New Order, The Cure and Tears for Fears, and you enjoy crying as much as you love dancing, then you should definitely check out the WAZU.
WAZU performs Wednesday, Aug. 15 with Miney Mo at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine. Check out performance times and get venue details here.