Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Siouxsie and the Banshees, YYYs, Cold War Kids


band members

Marie - Vox/Keys Ewan - Guitar Chris - Guitar Tom - Drums Griff - Bass


Influences

Reality


Website

www.waax.band

Bio

With praise for their previous single 'This Everything' still rolling in, vibe-punks WAAX showcase their mellifluous side on 'Same Same', which had its worldwide premiere on triple j.

Opening with a fanfare of caustic guitars, 'Same Same' heralds an expanded melodic, more danceable approach - while retaining the acerbic attitude and vicious hardihood that WAAX have made their trademarks. Thematically, it's a natural successor to 'This Everything', set in a self-critical mindset struggling with destructive habits that don't seem to yield. If the adage is that "insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results", frontwoman Marie DeVita finds herself trapped in a pattern where "I pace, I backtrack, until I walk the same path".

"Whilst 'This Everything' explores an apathetic overwhelming feeling, 'Same Same' is the moment where I start to analyse what I'm going through - I start to understand why I was experiencing these overwhelming feelings of sadness and confusion and the idea of insanity creeps in."

'Same Same' was serviced early on a whim - a fateful move that secured the song its global exclusive first play on triple j's Home and Hosed last night. This instant support seems a fitting way to round out what has been a landmark year for WAAX. With their lineup finally solidifed after a tumultuous beginning, a critically acclaimed headline tour and notable supports such as Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), L7 (US) and Ecca Vandal now under their belts, momentum is building ever faster in the leadup to WAAX's second EP.

Unearthed in 2014

BIGSOUND

28 Jul 2014

Winner

WAAX

WAAX

Congratulations to The Furrs and WAAX

Brisbane bands The Furrs and WAAX have won a spot on the triple j Unearthed BIGSOUND showcase lineup!

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Review

Review by Linda Marigliano Linda Marigliano

15 Jun 2015

Triple J
40

Angsty, edgy, eccentric. Perfect balance of rowdiness and real hooks.

Angsty, edgy, eccentric. Perfect balance of rowdiness and real hooks.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

11 Jun 2015

Triple J
45

Yes. Yes again.

Yes. Yes again.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Jun 2015

Triple J
45

Oh woah, it's great! I think we've played Wisdom Teeth on Unearthed radio close to 300 times since you guys uploaded it so I've been hankering for another hit from camp WAAX. This one doesn't disappoint - relentless energy and spunk, it leaps out at you.

Oh woah, it's great! I think we've played Wisdom Teeth on Unearthed radio close to 300 times since you guys uploaded it so I've been hankering for another hit from camp WAAX. This one doesn't disappoint - relentless energy and spunk, it leaps out at you.