Nearly 20 years after grunge put The Emerald City on the musical map, there’s a whole new “Seattle Sound” blasting into our collective pop consciousness thanks to the explosive emergence of the instrumental phenomenon known as Wunderbugg. Driven by the progressive psychedelic yet also decidedly retro 70’s-80s jam rock band vibe of keyboardist Whidden Flores, the three piece unit—which includes pianist and audio engineer Nick Evans and the visual cinematography and visualizations of Lorin Atzen—brings a dynamic live rock band perspective to the DJ format, while simultaneously meshing art with music in a soundtrack format. By meshing jazz improvisation with rock riffs, and layers of infectious synthesizers over numerous samplers, the band\'s sound is a tasteful mesh of a variety of genres into a dreamy landscape of sound.
Wunderbugg patterns its live presentation in the vein of The Chemical Brothers, Infected Mushroom, the Prodigy, BT, and Moby, while taking the hybrid sound further out via exciting and unpredictable improvisations.
Fans of Wunderbugg include artists such as Mike Garson, Mike Koglin, ITP, Collide, Pitch Black, Peter Hay (ex ZZTop), Scum of the Earth, Deep Forest, KJ Sawka, Aardvark Records...and many, many more.
Whidden Flores herself was trained by Norah Jones\'s personal piano coach and has played piano for seventeen years.
A popular attraction on the Seattle scene over the past year and a half, the band introduces its mix of intelligent dance music and self-proclaimed “goa rock” to the world at large with its long awaited indie debut \"Written In Flesh\". Even before the release of the album, the group was making inroads on an international level with the track “3 Molecules Away,” which appeared as one of the top 6 featured artists on the soundtrack for several months for in Lip Service, the largest punk and goth clothing retailer in the world. Surrounding Wunderbugg on this monthly collection, which appears on Lip Service’s website, are well respected fellow innovative artists like London After Midnight, Jupiter Crash and Technikult of Flesh.
Among their print and online accolades, Wunderbugg has been #12 on Tastymp3.com\'s most listened to psychedelic artists for the past year, right below Kottonmouth Kings. They were
also the #2 Top Unsigned Artist on the A&R website Bandsforlabels.com for November-December 2007. They were also AR Select’s #17 most listened to artist between February and April of 2006. The band was also nominated in October 2007, for “Best International Electronic Artist of the Year” in Canada’s Exclusive Magazine Awards. Their trippy, hypnotic, industrially grooving track “Sterile” was in the last three nominations for “Best Electronic Song of the Year.” Bandsforlabels.com found Wunderbugg on Myspace in August of 2007 and devoted an entire front page, month long, spread interview to Wunderbugg as the “Featured Unsigned Artist.” Wunderbugg has been reviewed by the Seattle PI and Progression Magazine, and has been a recent Sonicbids Spotlight Artist. Wunderbugg has also gotten airplay from stations such as KFJC 89.7 FM and Ibiza Sonica.