With the release of their debut album later this year, Brisbane natives WAAX have once again reasserted themselves as one of premiere acts in Australian music today with the release of a brand-new single, ‘I Am,’ and with it details of a sweeping, national tour.
There’s no denying WAAX kicked down the door with ‘Labrador,’ and set fire to the joint with ‘FU.’ It’s on ‘I Am’ though, in the aftermath of all that destruction, that the take a moment to take stock of all that’s happened and really open themselves up. The song still rocks and rocks hard – the guitar lines soar, the drums thump like a kick to the guts, and that quiet vocal delivery (although short) is only a fleeting moment of sweetness from DeVita before she’s back to her howling best. However, ‘I Am’ really shows the depth that the band has discovered in this new phase of their creativity and career that has undeniably reached a new wave of fans, and been complemented by a deserving wave of critical and cultural celebration.
Check out the single below and see for yourself.
Catch them on Saturday August 17 at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne. Tickets for WAAX’s shows go on sale Friday May 17 via waax.band.