~ Beat Magazine
~The Ballad Of Big Nothing Blog
Baptism of Uzi are a force to be reckoned with! Described by Henry Wagons as “aggressive but considered instrumental rock” the band somehow manage to combine the sounds of Black Sabbath, the repetition of Kraut Rock with traditional Turkish melodies and folk rhythms. With residencies at some of the best Melbourne venues under their belt (The Tote, Cherry Bar, Pony) and the ability to turn a crowd into an ecstatic trance through their legendary live show, it’s no wonder they managed to take out this year’s The Very West competition.
~ St Jeromes Laneway Festival
With a sound lying somewhere between Television, Wire and Black Sabbath, Baptism Of Uzi found their genesis in an unrenovated shack beneath the Westgate Bridge. Baptism have since grown into a space rock juggernaut founded on driving, motoric beats, twin lead guitarmonies and rich analog synth-scapes.
In the past few months, BOU released the fabulous Cassette EP, available now from Gaga Digi. Past appearences at the 2011 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and the iconic New Zealand festival Camp A Low Hum 2011, have helped to spread the blistering live experience far and wide. In upcoming months, Baptism of Uzi continue to experiment with recording and throw around plans for a national tour.