WAAX fans are wild and anything but weak, snapping up all tickets to their Melbourne show over a month out from the start of the Brisbane band’s Wild & Weak EP tour. A second Melbourne show has been announced for Sunday June 2 with Brisbane and Sydney on track to sell out in the coming weeks.
Emotive single ‘Wild & Weak’ is connecting in a big way with radio across the country embracing the track. The song is currently on spot rotation on triple j, rotation on FBi, it has been the number one most played track on Brisbane’s 4ZZZ for two weeks in a row and the number five most played track on Radio Adelaide.
WAAX release their impressive new five track EP this coming Friday before embarking on their biggest headline tour yet. Exploring the ‘internal’ for the first time, singer-songwriter Marie De Vita says the band’s Wild & Weak EP is the result of an intrinsically cathartic process.
“Our first EP was a lot more external – so, it felt like the next evolutive step to explore my inner workings and coincidentally a timely post-traumatic deep-hole started forming within me. These songs are a step by step documentation of what I went through – the steps of finding peace with my past,” she says.
With each track the band have offered up somewhat of an artistic jigsaw piece with the single art. Those pieces combine to form the cover for the EP – a picture of a lifeline phone near the Story Bridge in Fortitude Valley. It represents and is a lifeline in every sense. It’s a way out.
Exploring new sonic territory in the studio on the Wild & Weak EP, WAAX partnered up with Brisbane/LA producer Miro Mackle (Major Leagues, Jeremy Neale, The John Steele Singers) for a hands-on tweak of their now signature sound: essentially intense and occasionally unhinged, but ultimately more focused. Much time was spent on sharpening the vocal hooks, finding the right, unpredictable guitar lines and discovering new arrangements on their existing demos.The songs were then sent over to the USA for mastering by Grammy Award Winner Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Foo Fighters).
With nothing but momentum behind them, WAAX are propelled forward this week stronger than ever, choosing to release their EP independently. Formidable on recording and even more ferocious on the stage, WAAX tear across 10 dates in five states for their most important shows yet. To miss these live shows would mean missing the birth of
WILD & WEAK EP TOUR
ALL TICKETS WWW.WAAX.BAND
FRI 30 JUN | Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA
SAT 01 JUL | The Gasometer (Upstairs), Melbourne VIC // SOLD OUT
SUN 02 JUL | The Gasometer (Upstairs), Melbourne VIC // JUST ANNOUNCED
FRI 07 JUL | Crowbar, Brisbane QLD // SELLING FAST
WED 12 JUL | Sosueme @ Beach Road, Bondi NSW
THU 13 JUL | Snakepit @ Proud Mary’s, Erina
FRI 14 JUL | Brighton Up Bar, Sydney NSW // SELLING FAST
SAT 15 JUL | Rad, Wollongong NSW
SAT 29 JUL | Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA
SAT 19 AUG | Shakafest @ Miami Tavern, Gold Coast QLD
PRAISE FOR WAAX
“Took me approximately one tenth of a second to like this track”
Richard Kingsmill, triple j
“Marie De Vita is nothing shy of a revelation” – The Music
“The nu face of the nu nu-rock revolution” – FasterLouder/ Music Junkee
“You can only listen to this song loud, there is no other option” – Dom Alessio, triple j
“… absolutely killer live” [9/10] – Larry Heath, The AU Review