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PWR BTTM: Artist To Watch

PWR BTTM photo by Ebru Yildiz

PWR BTTM photo by Ebru Yildiz


In the spirit of music discovery which guides WFUV, our DJs offer their favorite new artists on the cusp of making it to the next level.

Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins bring lo-fi punk and performance art together as PWR BTTM, but the Brooklyn-based band is no act — it's an unabashed expression of queer identity.

A guitar and drums-based mix of humor, angst, riffs and melody makes for a glitter-strewn beautiful mess, which carves the duo's own place in rock and reaches out to the isolated.

Check out their 2015 debut, Ugly Cherries, and the new song "New Hampshire," then look for the band's sophomore album and a show near you in 2017.

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