Wurld Series

Ōtautahi / Christchurch

Indie Rock

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Wurld Series was founded by Luke Towart, a British expatriate with strong familial ties to New Zealand, when he moved to Christchurch from Lancashire, England in 2012. Two EPs of loner bedroom pop followed - Lunch Songs first and later Pool Food - which were compiled on a debut US release in 2016 - a collection of early highlights titled Anthology via Portland tape label Voyager Golden Records. A single from this release, 'Oh Well', led Radio New Zealand to declare that the band represented 'New Zealand DIY done at it's very best'. During this period Wurld Series became more active live and toured New Zealand in support of their first album Air Goofy and the follow-up EP Stately and Befrothed. From this point on Towart has seen Wurld Series as less of a band and more of a music-making guild, with a changing line-up that depends on who is present for recording sessions at the band's lock-up space in the industrial suburb of Woolston. Wurld Series’ second album, What’s Growing, has garnered international acclaim. Bandcamp Daily labelled What’s Growing an ‘Essential Release’ of 2021 and the album was the subject of a glowing review on Pitchfork, who proclaimed that ‘The New Zealand indie rock band’s thoughtful, witty, and brief songs pit surrealism against the malaise of workaday life.’