Watch our interview with WAAX below!
Meanjin/Brisbane rockers WAAX have unveiled their hotly-anticipated sophomore album, At Least I'm Free. We caught up with the four-piece to chat about the release, heading into new sonic territory, their upcoming tour and so much more!
Teaming up once again with Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) and Grammy Award-Winner Nick DiDia (Rage Against The Machine) on production duties, At Least I'm Free pushes on the alt-rock sonics WAAX have established during their decade long career. Introducing synth work within punk-infused tracks, we're treated to a treasure trove of soundscapes that offers a more refined approach from the four-piece.
Across the body of work, front woman and songwriter Maz DeVita navigates and documents a previous relationship, unloading the hurt and fury that arose, whilst also acknowledging her own part in the relationships downfall. Evocative and mature lyricism is brought to life by DeVita's stomping vocals that simmer above riotous percussion and electrifying guitar riffs. GRAMMY Award nominated songwriter Linda Perry co-wrote Dangerous, whilst US rock superstar K.Flay was enlisted on No Doz.
WAAX will embark on an extensive national tour in support of the album, kicking off in Canberra on October 6. The tour will continue on to Sydney, Wollongong, Devonport, Launceston, Hobart, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Fremantle, Bunbury, Newcastle, Erina, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Ballarat and Melbourne, before wrapping up on December 3 in Torquay.
Watch our interview with WAAX above!
Images: Vasili Papathanasopoulos ©
Filming: Katerina Papathanasopoulos
At Least I'm Free is out now!