Today is the day fans of Brisbane’s Waax have been waiting for, the release of their second EP, ‘Wild & Weak’, which includes some of the best new tracks from the five-piece, including greats like the title track ‘Wild & Weak‘, ‘This Everything‘ ‘Same Same‘, ‘Nothing Is Always’ and the yet to be released, ‘You Wouldn’t Believe’.
Featuring more of what fans have come to love from the five-piece since the very first release of their debut Holy Sick EP back in 2015, Waax have been able to continue to use their stylish trademark of gritty pub rock that showcases more than just their front woman’s heavy vocals, but it also shows how much of a finely established band Waax are, with the use of their guitar work, drums, bass and overall production.
While the EP might have the same feel to it with their style, it is actually a slight change from what they have done previously. Working in collaboration in the studio with Brisbane/Los Angeles producer Miro Mackle (previously working with Major Leagues, Jeremy Neale and 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.
This is one solid album that stacks up well with the rest of their arsenal, this is one worth adding to your record collection, physically and digitally.
To celebrate the release of their Wild & Weak EP, Waax are heading out on the road from Friday 30 June to Saturday 19 August in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Bondo, Erina, Sydney, Wollongong, Perth and Gold Coast at Rocket Bar, The Gasometer (Upstairs), Vrowbar, Sosueme, Snakepit, Brighton Up Bar, Rad, Jack Rabbit Slims and Miami Tavern in their respective cities.