Independent Artist Of The Week: WAAX
June 26th 2017
If you’re not already familiar with Brisbane punk-rockers WAAX, prepare to be. Creating a wall of sound that’s fierce, loud and dynamic – each song is a journey of pure emotional release.
Earlier this month, WAAX unleashed their energetic ‘Wild & Weak’ EP. Produced by Miro Mackle (Major Leagues, The John Steele Singers), it’s a well thought-out collection that sees the band settling into their own distinctively punk sound: at times, things begin to calm, but before you know it you’re smack bang in the eye of the storm again.
The cymbals take a pounding, catchy riffs ring loud, and singer-songwriter Marie De Vita consistently leads the way with confidence. It’s high energy with a few vocal screams thrown in the mix, without straying too far into heavier realms.
Check out WAAX’s powerful new video for the EP’s title track below. The band are about to kick off their national tour, so make sure you get on board for what’s sure to be one hell of a ride.
WHERE: Brighton Up Bar (Sydney) // Rad (Wollongong)
WHEN: Friday July 14 (Sydney) // Saturday July 15 (Wollongong)
HOW MUCH: $12 + bf here & here