Event Cancelled: Due to unexpected delays with their album, WAAX will be postponing their upcoming US tour. All tickets purchased will be refunded

Y-Not Radio's 9th Anniversary Celebration: Part 2


Wax Wav

Mon, July 8, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00


This event is all ages

Brisbane quintet Waax have been making lots of compelling noise of late. Signing with Australian indie heavyweight Dew Process and featuring heavily on the nation's airwaves they've been winning hearts and selling out national tours in the process. Supporting the likes of big time internationals Wolf Alice, Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro, the band have also been making sizable waves on the festival circuit with standout sets at Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Good Things and Unify Gathering, not to mention a growing collection of local music awards and it's clear to see the band's trajectory is on a stratospheric rise.

Of the back off their single Labrador making the prestigious Triple J Hottest 100 of 2018, 2019 threaten to be their biggest yet with a new album and their first tour of the US. WAAX are a band set to turn a wave into a tsunami in the coming year.
Wax Wav
Wax Wav
WAX WAV formed in the fall of 2016 with Nick Palmer and Abe Koffenberger, formerly of Philadelphia indie rock mainstays The Danger O’s. Palmer had been writing punk rock songs with more straightforward lyrical themes, four of which were quickly released as the well-received “EP1” in 2017.

After recruiting keyboardist Lynna Stancato, formerly of The National Rifle and Bondage & Discipline, they began writing the follow up. As the new songs were nearing completion, their bassist and drummer both left, forcing them to record the 5 piece arrangements as a 3 piece. Koffenberger covered bass duties and Palmer got back behind the kit. The rhythm tracks were recorded live, with all guitars, keyboards and vocals being completed in a single 12 hour day.

The result, titled “EP2,” expands on the blueprint of “EP1.” The addition of Stancato’s synthesizer and harmony vocals elevate the sound above the more straightforward punk style of the first EP, without sacrificing energy or bite. The lyrics continue to explore social and political themes through a lens of hope and action.

In 2019, a new lineup has been solidified with Eric Zrinsky and Alex Brown, both also of Philadelphia indie rock favorites goodnight/goodluck. The tight new rhythm section allows room for guitar heroics and lush synth pads to fill the room, on top of which sit vocal harmonies that can swing from snarling punk to dreamy shoegaze.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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