WAAX have amassed industry attention and a fervent fan-base from around the globe in recent years, thanks to their killer, independently-released EP’s Holy Sick (2015) and Wild & Weak (2017), as well as barnstorming singles like ‘Same Same,’ ‘Wild & Weak,’ and ‘I For An Eye’, and a relentless touring schedule.
In the past 18 months, WAAX has played more than 60 shows including support slots with Aussie staples Violent Soho, Dune Rats, Ecca Vandal as well as international heavyweights Fall Out Boy (US), Kim Gordon (US), Guitarwolf (Japan), UPSET (ex- Vivian Girls, Best Coast and Hole members) and Canadian upcoming punk buddies White Lung. They have also completed two sold-out Australian headline tours. As a band practically built for the festival stage, they were enlisted for a stack of major festivals including Falls Festival, The Plot, Yours & Owls, Secret Garden as well as The Smith Street Band’s Pool House Party. Tonight, they kick off their Australian east-coast tour in support of Scottish power trio Biffy Clyro. Their recently released single Labrador went straight to high rotation on triple j and was released to rave reviews. This is a band to watch.
“Sounding smoother and yet more emotionally raw than ever.” – Bombshellzine
“With a moving quiver to her voice, she roars into one of WAAX’s best guitar-fuelled choruses yet.” – triple j
“While WAAX are vibing with a slightly more subdued take on their melodic punk rock format here, ‘Labrador‘ is still a brutally poignant track about feeling worthless in the wake of interpersonal fallouts.” – Hysteria Mag
WAAX will be appearing at the recently announced Good Things Festival, and while out of this world, is not a hologram. With key launch sites located in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, it would seem Australia’s East Coast is all well within range of Good Things Festivals sonic rays.
GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL LINE UP:
The Offspring (Performing ‘Smash’ In Full)
All Time Low | Dropkick Murphys
Bullet For My Valentine | The Used
BABYMETAL | The Smith Street Band
Dashboard Confessional (Performing songs from ‘The Places You
Have Come To Fear The Most’ + Fan Favourites)
Mayday Parade | La Dispute
Northlane | The Wonder Years
Waterparks | Tonight Alive | Scarlxrd | Emmure
Palaye Royale | Make Them Suffer | Waax
Boston Manor | Void Of Vision | Ecca Vandal
DATES AND VENUES:
Friday 7 December – Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne
Saturday 8 December – Parramatta Park, Sydney
Sunday 9 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
General Public tickets on sale Thursday 30 August, 9am through www.oztix.com.au
All shows are licensed and all ages 15+ (Please see ticket conditions for age restrictions).
Venues and lineup subject to change
For more information head to www.goodthingsfestival.com.au