This December, music lovers and festival goers are in for a huge treat when the Good Things Festival hits Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The lineup is epic and includes a tasty mix of genres including metal, punk, hard rock and more.
Brisbane’s indie punk rockers WAAX have had a lot of good things going on this year. After signing a label deal with Dew Process/Universal Music Australia, they had their national headline, 12-show, Australian tour back in May/June to celebrate the release of their most recent single Labrador. Kicking off on the Gold Coast and hitting Adelaide, Perth, Fremantle, Wollongong, Sydney, Newcastle, Geelong, Frankston, Melbourne and finishing up in their hometown of Brisbane with a sold out show at The Zoo.
WAAX are Marie DeVita on vocals, Ewan Birtell and Chris Antolak on guitars, Tom Griffin on bass and Tom Bloomfield on drums. DeVita started out as a solo artist and decided she needed a band. She found original guitarist, Elijah Gall when she was at university and along with Birtell and Bloomfield, the band was formed. With a little bit of a lineup change they came to be as they are now. A five piece talented mix of post-punk and alternative rock that creates a blended mash up of hard and heavy rock and roll with some more down tempo melodic songs and music, all of which have a message and meaning to them.
WAAX released their debut single Wisdom Teeth in 2014 after playing a brilliant and well received couple of sets at Brisbane’s Big Sound Festival on the Triple J Unearthed stage. The next single I For An Eye was then released which got a lot of air time on Triple J. WAAX then played a heap of live shows supporting some awesome Australian bands and musicians such as The Delta Rigs, Kingswood and Ecca Vandal to name a few. They’ve also supported and toured with the legendary Pretend We’re Dead American rockers L7 and rock goddess herself, Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth. The band have released two EP’s ‘Holy Sick’ in October 2015 which includes their debut single Wisdom Teeth and ‘Wild & Weak’ in June 2017 featuring their popular single Same Same. Known for their energetic and passionate performances, with the beautiful, strong and real front woman DeVita leading the band of talented musicians, WAAX are always going to deliver an unforgettable live show.
Prior to their national headline tour this year they toured with multi-platinum, Grammy- nominated rock superstars Fall Out Boy for four huge shows in February and March. They also recently played a sold out show at Brisbane’s home of the heavy, Crowbar, for Crowbar’s sixth birthday celebrations alongside Brisbane’s popular alternative rockers, Walken, Rockhampton’s Ratbag Records indie punk rockers Pandamic and Toowoomba’s favourite punk rock sweethearts Something Something Explosion fronted by another beautiful, passionate and real front woman, Grace Drummond. They are also set to play the Brisbane leg of the VB Hard Yards east coast tour on October 4 at The Foundry with Being Jane Lane, Paper Thin and Claws & Organs. WAAX are going from strength to strength and have a ridiculously bright future. It seems everywhere WAAX play they are selling out shows and blowing fans away, all the more reason not to miss them rock out on stage for the Good Things festival this year.
Brought to you by Destroy All Lines, the Good Things Festival is a welcome addition to the festivals that are currently popping up around Australia in the last couple of years. After losing so many brilliant music festivals over the years, Good Things has got music festival goers very excited. Good Things are treating us to three big festivals in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. With a lineup that includes something for everyone with bands like WAAX, The Offspring, Dropkick Murphys, Stone Sour, Babymetal, Bullet For my Valentine, All Time Low, The Smith Street Band, La Dispute and so many more, it is definitely going to be an amazing festival and one music fans will not forget.
Good Things commences in December, starting with Melbourne on Friday the 7th at the Melbourne Showgrounds then to Sydney on Saturday the 8th at Parramatta Park and finishing up in Brisbane on Sunday the 9th at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Get your tickets now through Oztix and make sure you catch WAAX when they hit the stage to deliver what is guaranteed to be, as always, an amazing, passionate and hard hitting performance from these Brisbane Legends.
Tickets are on sale now, click HERE to get yours.