Wax Witches have just dropped their latest punky gem ‘Social Introvert’.
Alex Wall of Bleeding Knees Club has a solo project called Wax Witches, that has an array of stuff out and is pretty cool. However, this latest number ‘Social Introvert’ is a real step up. I loved the more melodic riffs, and the way that ‘Social Introvert’ manages to provide more structure and a punchier sound than previous numbers. Yet, it also hasn’t strayed from the fast paced, angsty punk rock that made Wax Witches so appealing in the first place. With an album out in July, prepare yourself for more Wax Witches.
Australia’s favourite punk upstart duo, Bleeding Knees Club, have returned with a new single called ‘Feel‘.
A little less punky than their older stuff, ‘Feel’ sees Bleeding Knees delve into producing a much poppier sound, and to good effect. I am also a huge fan of the Blink 182 undertones throughout the song, and its cool to think that despite a huge shift to indie and electro pop that punk rock is still going strong. Whilst that classic teen angst vibe hasn’t left, and Alex Wall’s vocals sound as good as ever, you cannot help but feel Bleeding Knees are definitely moving towards a more mature (but still exciting) second release.
Gold Coast punk outfit Wax Witches are back with a new retro punk track called ‘Friendzone‘.
Fast, armed with scrawny vocals and super raw guitars ‘Friendzone’ channels a real early punk sound, reminding me a little of The Ramones. The vocals by Alex Wall, perhaps more famous for his part in the Bleeding Knees Club, are instantly recorgnizable and just give off that upstart auroa that punk is synonomous with.The thing that really resonates about the Wax Witches sound is the sense of nostalgia they bring. Whilst not as in your face or intense as The Bleeding Knees Club, the fuzzed out psychedelic guitars help create a sound that is a little different to plethora of angsty punk bands out there. Its hard not to love the wigged out but brooding nature of this track.
With their album recorded and into the mastering stage, expect to hear more from these punks before the year is out.
There has been a lot of hype about this punk-garage-indie duo from the Gold Coast, and it is only going to intensify with news they are going to release their first LP on February 27th entitled “Nothing to Do”.
Whilst the album is big news, the band have also announced that they are going to release the title single ‘Nothing to do’ on January 22nd as a sneak peak to the rest of the album. Yet there is still more, with the The Bleeding Knees Club also playing a five date tour in the UK during the week of their debut full length album release. A pretty hectic announcement all things considered.
The band began as all classic young bands do, in a garage. Yet since there humble beginnings the band has released their first EP in October last year entitled ‘Virginity’, was featured on Triple J and cracked the 2012 next crop.
Their debut 5 song, 11 minute EP was what really brought them the attention they deserved with several of scorching tracks in “Bad Guys”, “Have Fun” and “Teenage Girls”. Alex Wall is a rare breed, a drummer that sings, and he does so in that classic raw scrathy punk voice. Lyrically there is no try hard factor that you see with so many young bands, its literally like they sat down and wrote exactly whats on the mind of a 20 year old, beer, women and partying. Add Jordan Malane smashing out on the guitar and together you have a pacey, energetic, catchy-as-hell, punk-indie garage band that is the Bleeding Knees Club – coming to a store near you this Feb!