What is DVOWR?
You know those drinking sessions where things quiet down at 2am, some people have gone to bed and a handful of people are sitting round the fire, talking shit? After talking about your shitty week at work, conversation inevitably moves to “we should buy a bar” or “we should start making our own gin”.
After poking holes in those ideas, we thought about game streaming and expanded from there.
We needed a name. One person recently had a baby, so that’s where we started. “What else do we like? Food, music, games, beer. Hmmmmmm…. Beer Music Gaming.” “nah, Baby Meat Gaming?” “it may be 3am, and we may have had that whole bottle of vodka after drinking all the gin and beer, but that’s the best name I’ve ever heard”.
The fairytale began.
After reading the fairytale back at a “business meeting” at the bar. We realised this fairytale needs a better name. One that doesn’t make us sound like a creepy gaming company. Or that we sell meat.
So what do we do? We consume content and review it. A quick think of synonyms for consume and DVOWR was born.
Soon after, we realised, between the two of us, we have very few skills in the way of design, or life for that matter. So we soon enlisted the help of close friend Sam. As our Creative Director. She being the one with any real talent, we made sure to clinch the deal with a handshake and a pint.
DVOWR is designed to be a platform to review and spruik the things that we like. A reference and resource point for fans to pick up some recommendations on what to drink, what to listen to and what to play. We love to drink, we love to listen to choons and we love to play video games. They are things we know a lot about and often express passionate opinions about.
If I’m honest, we just wanted a platform to get some of our opinions out there and hopefully get some free drinks to review, or some tickets to band gigs. Our ambitions extend far beyond that – but start small, stay focused and commit… who knows where it will go.
DVOWR is for you to pop in, pick up a drink and album recommendations for your weekend and impress your friends with some rare finds. DVOWR is for us to express our opinions on things that we love, and see if we can rally a few people around it as well.
Then we can look at buying a bar and making our own gin.
Who is DVOWR?
DVOWR is made up of two best friends (that wouldn’t admit it to each other) brought together by sisters to make family events bearable – made easier by sharing similar passions. Our foundation of friendship was formed by similar tastes in music and the ability to drink more than everyone in the room. Playing PlayStation together almost every night only served to make our connection stronger, and make our partners like us less.
A good old boy from regional Victoria. He’s got a baby in tow and an awesome partner. He can drink a terrifying amount, whilst telling you the funniest story you’ve ever heard. He’s never turned down a beer and loves music. In recent years, he’s delved into more of the Australian Music scene with the help of Schnitzski and Triple J.
He is ready to do away with that tradie life and listen to music, drink and play games all day whilst taking care of his cute baby. Just give him an excuse to quit his job.
Favourite artists include: Violent Soho, The Smith Street Band and Luca Brasi.
Favourite album of all time: Sempiternal – Bring Me the Horizon / Chemical Miracle -Trophy Eyes / Throw me in the river – The Smith Street Band
Band you miss: Crime In Stereo
Favourite drinks: Anything but Sambuca
Favourite games: Fable, Nba2k and Fallout4
A plucky and friendly but introverted city boy. Works for a Not for Profit, but keen for something more. His Polish decent has given him the ability to drink like no other. Passionate and interested in music. With no musical ability, but a great set of ears, he can give you a recommendation that you’ll love within 10 minutes of meeting you. Loves to support local music and to share it with anyone who will listen. Managed to change Chris’ listening habbits. A huge fan of video games, his one dream is to work on a AAA video game in any way that they would let him.
Favourite artists include: Karnivool, Tool, Nirvana, Bring me the Horizon
Favourite album of all time: Sound Awake – Karnivool / 10,000 Days – Tool / Sempiternal – Bring Me The Horizon
Band you miss: Children Collide, Nirvana
Favourite Drinks: Classic Gin and Tonic (double)
Favourite Games: Legend of Zelda Series, Diablo II, The Last of Us.
A close friend of the crew from DVOWR. Sam is an inner city girl with Hollywood talents. Loves music and games, but with a burning passion for anything film industry related. Unlike the rest of DVOWR, she has actual real life creative skills and talent. A highly valued member of the family. When DVOWR is a house hold name it’ll be because of Peanutend.
Favourite artists include: K.Flay, Royal Blood and Bring Me the Horizon
Favourite album of all time: Beverley Hills Cop Soundtrack
Band you miss: Blink 182 (Pre 2003)
Favourite Drinks: Cider‘s
Favourite Games: Bioshock and all the Lego games
We are always ready to DVOWR new content. Hungry to hear fresh new music. Thirsty for a drink and always ready to play a game.
So if you’re an aspiring artist with some new music, send it through! If you’ve got some drinks that you want us to review, grab us a glass. Or if you’ve worked hard on a game and want to share it with the world – DVOWR is the place to start.