Functioning as a musical sponge from an early age, Charlotte Adigery has done it all, from long defunct teen bands to vocal sessions for friends-gone-dance-producers. With WWWater (because what is a sponge without water?) she finally soaks it all in and unleashes her own musical waves upon the world, dipping in bits and pieces of her eclectic taste. "Solange Knowles fronting US synth rock duo Zombi with a thick glaze of mid-1980s Minneapolis" says The Wire, Skinny puts it as "gentle, brutal music that viciously defies classification" and "best experienced in the flesh" according to The Independent - backed up live by Bolis Pupul (DEEWEE) on keys and Steve Slingeneyer on drums (of Soulwax fame), WWWater reaches a boiling point on stage.
"One of our favorite artists right now." - Lauren Laverne
"Solange fronting US synth rock duo Zombi with a glaze of mid-1980s Minneapolis" - The Wire
"Utterly charming minimal-electro." - NME
"Channeling the breathy, intense vocal style of FKA twigs, 'WWWater' shows Charlotte Adigery to be as hard-hitting as she is soulful, a multi-faceted beast." - DIY Magazine
"Gentle, brutal music that viciously defies classification" - Skinny
"A project rooted in personal experience and built on stunning songs" - The Line Of Best Fit
"Best experienced in the flesh." - The Independent
Humbling power, sacred shower
09 Jan, 2019
The NME have announced their list of '100 Essential New Artists for 2019', which includes many Primary Talent International artists:
...Art School Girlfriend
...The Night Café
...Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
...WWWater / Charlotte Adigéry
...Young T & Bugsey
13 Dec, 2018
Neneh Cherry will take her 'Broken Politics' tour to Australia in January 2019, with special guests WWWater.
13 Dec, 2018
WWWater's 'Screen' is featured on Lauren Laverne's 'Women of 2018' playlist, on her BBC 6 Music show.
16 Oct, 2018
The Amsterdam Dance Event begins tomorrow, and runs until Sunday 21st October & features a whole host of Primary Talent International & Decked Out artists.
...DaM-FunK (Live & DJ)
...Danny L Harle
...Red Axes (Live & DJ)
...Tchami x Malaa
12 Oct, 2018
Both Neneh Cherry & WWWater, will appear at the Mona Foma festival in Launceston, Tasmania, AU. Between 13th - 20th January 2019.
19 Sep, 2018
Both WWWater & Jockstrap are featured in DIY's new music bulletin.
19 Sep, 2018
WWWater at the Milhoes de Festa festival in Portugal, was reviewed in Crack magazine.
12 Sep, 2018
Just when you thought you'd pinned this lady down, WWWater's Charlotte Adigery goes and turns all punky on you, studding her new single 'SCREEN' with pointy spikes, denouncing our screen addiction.
Like many of her songs, the lyrics for this one were plucked straight out of the strangeness that is Adigery's daily dose of happenstance.
"One day, some manager walks up to me and says, deadpan: 'I once masturbated to your Facebook pictures'. It seems that's become a way to get off, these days. Embarrassing, no? That's what got me thinking about this screen addiction we all seem to have."
"I'm no better, I'm glued to my phone," Adigery admits. "What is it with us and our cell phone dependency? It's like all those social media have become a barometer for human value." Hence lyrics with unambiguous lines such as "Fill the void inside of me / encourage my vanity," in which Adigery turns the phone into a mirror and exposes the selfie for what it is: a selfishly curated image of what one hopes to project.
Clearly, this is one with a message, which Adigery puts in rather straightforward, staccato wording, screamed in ways that would have made her punk ancestors proud.
Soundwise, WWWater has addressed their first world problem: their live sets are so chuck full of energy, that the previous EP was starting to look a little pale in comparison. No more of that, now, though. The record which this single precedes, is bound to be just as zingy as the real thing-save maybe for Adigery's barefoot dancing onstage.
Thus, 'SCREEN' expertly juggles contrasting phases, turning the amp from 2 to 11 and back again, yet carefully adjusting the dosage before breaking it all up with angelic vocals and dreamy synths. Toward the end, the track turns into something from a thriller movie, with Adigery's voice adding to the suspense until she relapses into outrage.
With four minutes and eight seconds of Death Grips, early N.E.R.D. beats and a touch of poppy punk from the likes of Lio's 'Banana Split', this track is sure to upset minds as well as dancefloors. Can you hear the crowds chiming in to "Masturbate on my selfie" yet?
12 Sep, 2018
WWWater plays several European dates, including The Waiting Room, London. See artists page for full details.
09 Sep, 2018
'WWWater's new track 'Screen' is featured in Lauren Laverne's list of '5 Songs You Should Hear This Week', on BBC 6 Music.