Playlist: WAAX share the songs that make them feel both Wild & Weak

WAAX‘s new EP, Wild & Weak, is officially out today (congratulations!) and to mark the occasion and herald yet another weekend primed for kicking on, the band have shared with us some of their favourite tunes. Whether they’re full on, energetic numbers, or more stripped back, evocative songs that are aimed right at the heart, check out which picks make WAAX feel, you guessed it, wild and weak.

CHRIS (Guitars/Keys)

WILD: “Mt Saint Nichel + Saint Michael’s Mount”
Aphex Twin

An intense experience sonically and musically.

WEAK: “Talk To Me”
Brightness

Minimal, gentle and cathartic. “Talk to Me” is a song about inexperience especially in younger people and how you shouldn’t feel ashamed about it.

EWAN (Guitar)

WILD: “Me and Your Mama”
Childish Gambino

A slow build gives way to a massive rise that becomes truly wild.

Weak: “Save Me”
Gotye

A cry for help at his weakest, vulnerable and raw.

GRIFF (Bass)

WILD: “Scissored in OZ”
Ryanosaurus

A unique track from Ryanosaurus which turns wild in the middle where the bpm gets kicked up a notch and your face melts off.

Weak: “Music”
Cornelius

One of the standout tracks from Cornelius’s Sensuous album. This slow burner in 6/4 takes you on a journey that carries you along a soft and cosy cloud of J-pop.

MAZ (Vocals, Keys)

WILD: “Magnolia”
Gang of Youths

It feels to me that this song encapsulates being wild and throwing sense out the window.

WEAK: “Feel”
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick is low in this song. He is feeling sorry for himself and totally alone in the world. Too weak to be in control of his feelings and instead he’s blaming everyone and everything for his problems.

TOM (Drums)

WILD: “We Play the Music”
Ed Solo/Skool of Thought

Mostly I love this song because of its infectious instrumentation, but the whole thing is made of good vibes. The overarching theme is that everyone should love each other, which is a pretty wild concept these days.

WEAK: “Inside Voices”
Mallrat

Bit of love for Brisbane’s fav rap/pop up and comer. When do we feel weaker than when we’re isolated and left out? Surprisingly articulate lyrics for such a youngin that are much more sombre than the tracks up beat vibe lets on.

Wild & Weak is out now!. Stay up to date with WAAX here.

WAAX TOUR DATES

June 30th | Cats @ Rocket Bar, ADELAIDE
July 1st | The Gaso (Upstairs), MELBOURNE | Sold Out
July 2nd | The Gaso (Upstairs), MELBOURNE | Just Announced
July 7th | Crowbar, BRISBANE | Selling Fast
July 8th | Currie St Crawl (Queensland Music Festival), NAMBOUR
July 12th | SOSUEME @ Beach Road, BONDI
July 13th | Snakepit @ Proud Mary’s, ERINA
July 14th | Brighton Up Bar, SYDNEY | Selling Fast
July 15th | Rad, WOLLONGONG
July 29th | Jack Rabbit Slims, PERTH
August 19th | Shakafest @ Miami Tavern, GOLD COAST

Photo by Luke Henery.