T'was a dark and stormy night in Vancouver, circa 1993. The city was bored and in need of guitar lessons, so Mr! Erik came to the rescue. Wiggler!?! exploded onto the scene with the grace and subtlety of a drunken elephant rolling down the up escalator. Acclaimed for his ability to dominate a stage with his acrobatic antics, Mr! Erik himself gained notoriety as the Human Tornado, leaving a trail of fallen redwoods, bewildered critics, and flattened trailer parks in his wake. The mix of sharp wit, broken dreams, lo-fi weirdness and swaggering guitar-driven commentary crushed many hearts and even some minds. The loyal Nation of Wiggler!?! was born.
In 2005, Wiggler!?! released "The Pantload", a record that delivered a scathing and quirky brew of garage punk infused with influences ranging from Abba to Zappa. The album was to be a parting gift for Vancouver, and shortly thereafter Mr! Erik returned to his old stomping grounds in Hamilton where he had cut his teeth in various punk rock bands. In "A Kama Sutra of Contrary Positions", Wiggler!?!'s November 2010 release, one can sense the influence of Hamilton's gritty and unpretentious vibe. The work is tighter and more focused than ever, and punches through the mediocrity like a clarion call through the fog. Or a cannonball through a bucket of pig lard. Or an icepick through an eardrum. Or something else like that.
In a shocking development still being debated by binary enthusiasts, Wiggler!?! channeled the powers of caffeine and mitosis to spawn the new Unholy Trinity of Wiggler!?! and the Tiny Humans. The Wiggler!?! Human Tornado Show was now augmented by TinyRedHuman's lighning fast beats and the id-fuelled thunder of TinyBlueHuman's bass. This line up gave us 2012's Scornucopia, and 2016's Coffins and Coffee.
In 2017, TinyRedHuman was called back to the mothership but Wiggler!?! continues on with TinyBlueHuman, TinyWoodenBox and MassiveRedHuman sitting in as stunt drummer.