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Wot Gorilla? are a four piece band from Halifax brandishing freshly stitched math rock with pleasing soft breakdowns intertwined.

Formed in late 2008, they've performed regular shows both alone and alongside the likes of Wild Beasts, Lightspeed Champion, 65 Days of Static, The Get Up Kids & Tubelord.

In August 2010 the band performed on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival.

Wot Gorilla? features ex members of The Lucida Console.

The band are currently unsigned.

Reviews:

"…very, very listenable, as their song-writing approach isn't so scatter-gun that you have to listen each song ten times before you start to get a handle on the hooks and structure, but nevertheless there's plenty of dense, intricate passages to slate your melodic math-rock thirst."
Danny Wadeson, The Line of Best Fit

"An EP that brings an innovative sound and fresh vigour, people won't be asking Wot Gorilla? for long, they'll soon know who they are."
The 405 8.5/10

"Whilst there are many bands which favour math rock quirk over hooks and melody, and whilst there are many more who keep to strict convention in order to maximise appeal, there are few who find the perfect happy medium."
Marc Ridley, arkmag.co.uk

"As an EP, this hits all the right notes and we firmly believe that Wot Gorilla? is the sort of band that will only get even better"
Rory Carroll, Artrocker

"They might not be entirely original in their math-rock stylings, but Wot Gorilla? have entered a scene and mastered a genre better than most other bands bandying about twiddly math-rock at the moment. The improvement from their debut EP to this one suggests that the band can only get better with time."
One Beat 8/10

"Wot Gorilla? seamlessly mix the unashamed technical flare of Fall of Troy with the accessible math (honestly, not an oxymoron) of Minus the Bear. Considering that this was apparently their first show, their tight performance is very impressive indeed. Ones to watch"
Kyle Rice

"This record is self released, imbibed with enough confidence to stand tall without swallowing itself within the music. I highly recommend this, a great first outing from a group that I hope continues to impress me with their delicious brand of post hardcore-come-indie rock"
Joshua Turner, Leedsmusicscene.net 4/5

"Wot Gorilla? then blow things apart with Fear Of Flying. The sampler's strongest track, the manically mathy jaunt fires off some serious guitar acrobatics as the Halifax band twist and turn in a manner reminiscent of one of the UK undergrounds best loved bands, Meet Me In St. Louis. If Wot Gorilla? carry on like this, they will rise to the same heights and this song is worth the asking price alone."
Rob Evans, Huddersfield Student

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