Once upon a time, a long time ago, a couple of years, give or take a month here, 4 weeks there, 28-30 days here, 730 hours there…I, myself, me, a lowly turnip named ‘Neep’ nestled in the soil in a garden lawn out in the yonder regions of Carryduff. Life was good and it wasn’t bad until that fateful night. Nearby in a bedroom, celebrating the success of their first album “All the Waiting While” and their cameo on “UK’s Best Part Time Band” the band were together eating, drinking and telling dodgy jokes. This toxic combination of rich foods, bubbles, pollen and belly laughs caused one of the band members who will remain unnamed (Louise) to simultaneously sneeze, fart, burp, laugh and cough. The impact of this caused a rip in the space time continuum universe thingy.
Before I knew it they were inside my belly/body/turnip innards in the year 1979 with 10 instruments, some analogue equipment and a 8 year old child prodigy called Julie McLarnon whose future award winning self would enjoy a spell with the Vaselines, Jeffrey Lewis, Lankum and King Creosote. Being teeny and trapped inside me there wasn’t a lot to do and there wasn’t nothing to do so the girls and Julie crafted 12 songs which formed the 2nd Wookalily album “ everything is normal, except for the little things inside my head”. I was more than bemused with their folk-noir vibrations, low bowing double bass, four part harmonies, piano, banjo, psychedelic flutes, drunk trumpet and more. I was also a bit bloated with all the low frequencies and without warning projectile vomited the whole lot of them and their songs back into 2019.
For me, my adventures with the Wooka’s, suede as they have been, are coming to an end, until…
1979 Wookalilies met their 2019 selves, the time paradox activates and everyone and everything self combusts into oblivion. Except me who lived to tell the tale and is working on repopulating the planet with Vegan Turnips.
Did I mention their album is available to buy now on bandcamp https://wookalily.bandcamp.com/ ?
– Written by Sharon Morgan