Brisbane post-punk band WAAX have just released their new EP, and rather than deliver a simple track-by-track, vocalist Marie De Vita has instead given us hand-drawn artwork to represent each song, and an accompanying video clip to boot.
“For this visual track-by -track, I’ve taken inspiration from movies and TV shows to represent each song”, explains De Vita. “I’ve used a really strict colour scheme with POSCA pens.”
Listen to the EP here, and catch the band on their national tour later this month. Dates below the pretty artwork.
Wild & Weak
This song is about reckless pursuits – so the first thing that came to my head was Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. That movie totally encapsulates wildness & weakness. I drew Raoul Duke as a lady because I thought it would interesting to imagine the story through a woman’s perspective.
I picked Sideshow Bob from the episode Cape Feare of The Simpsons. ‘This Everything’ is about feeling surrounded, overwhelmed and backed into a corner. You feel like you’re unable to move forward and you continuously step into toxic situations – hence the rakes.I don’t know – it just metaphorically describes how I felt.
I thought Girl, Interrupted was a revelation. The character Lisa Rowe was in a cycle of being detained, repeating the same behaviour and then escaping, only to then repeat the same thing again. This character represents being stuck in a behavioural pattern which she was unconsciously addicted to, which is essentially what ‘Same Same’ is about.
Nothing is Always
This song is about making peace with your inner Yoda or having a conversation with someone wise. It’s about learning to have faith in that you can turn things around. So I drew Yoda from Star Wars.
You Wouldn’t Believe
This song is about reflection on what you’ve been through. I thought that Forrest Gump was a great representation of what the song is – I guess looking back and accepting what you’ve been through kind of forms who you are.
Waax are touring nationally from the end of the month. Tickets for all shows are available here.
SAT 01 JUL | The Gasometer (Upstairs), Melbourne VIC // SOLD OUT
SUN 02 JUL | The Gasometer (Upstairs), Melbourne VIC // SELLING FAST
FRI 07 JUL | Crowbar, Brisbane QLD // SOLD OUT
THU 13 JUL | Snakepit @ Proud Mary’s, Erina
FRI 14 JUL | Brighton Up Bar, Sydney NSW // SELLING FAST
SAT 15 JUL | Rad, Wollongong NSW
SAT 29 JUL | Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA
SAT 19 AUG | Shakafest @ Miami Tavern, Gold Coast QLD