Artist info

Genre

Rock, Indie


Sounds like

My Bloody Valentine, sonic youth, The Brian Jonestown Massacre


band members

Rupert Parry - lead vocals, lead guitar Jack Freeman - bass, vocals Tom Richards - rhythm guitar Xavier Diekman - Drums Cass Navarro - Tambourine, Vocals


Influences

The Velvet Underground, Jesus & Mary Chain, Nick Cave


Bio

‘New Suit walks in with the sexy swagger of The Stooges’ DRUM MEDIA ‘Underfed kids with a fairly good idea of how to piece a hearty tune together’ BLUNT ‘…garage rock band to be commended for getting their sound right so early on in their career’ THE BRAG Since bursting onto the Sydney scene in 2007, The Wahas has emerged as one of Australia’s most exciting young bands. Taking their cue from such legendary acts as My Bloody Valentine and The Birthday Party, The Wahas have formed their own unique sound incorporating noisy punk guitars and pop friendly melodies with the retro jangle of tambourine. And all performed with the reckless abandonment of teenagers on the verge of something big. The past 18 months have seen The Wahas opening for the likes of UK band The Horrors, Children Collide, Operator Please, Faker, The Panics, Grinspoon and The Vines as well as performances at the Come Together Festival 2 years running. Their debut EP ‘We Love The Wahas’ was released independently in 2007 with the single ‘New Suit’ receiving airplay on Triple J, FBi, 3RRR and 3ZZZ and the accompanying clip regularly airing on Rage. ‘Sunny Drive’, produced by Scott Horscroft, is the latest offering from The Wahas. This single, slated for a digital only release in November, showcases a more mature band and harnesses the energy of The Wahas’ dynamic live performances. This release is also set to reach the club kids with a remix by local DJ/Producer Mailer Daemon. Currently sitting their HSC exams, The Wahas are set to record their debut album early in 2009. But for now, sit back and enjoy ‘Sunny Drive’.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

09 Apr 2008

Triple J
40

I love this track. Three chords. It's still all you need. Great chorus, though I have no idea what their singing. When the shit walks in? Whatever. I still dig it...

I love this track. Three chords. It's still all you need. Great chorus, though I have no idea what their singing. When the shit walks in? Whatever. I still dig it...