Brisbane rockers WAAX positive exude a powerful live energy. It’s appropriate, then, that they’ve taken part in the ‘Up in the Airlock’ series, a new quarantine session initiative by Brisbane’s Airlock Studios and creative agency Method To My Madness.
Hosted by Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug, who owns the recording studios, ‘Up in the Airlock’ offers local artists a platform to perform to fans during the period of canceled shows and festivals due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
For their session, WAAX rip through a bunch of bangers from last year’s debut album Big Grief, including favourites ‘Labrador’, ‘F.U’ and ‘I Am’.
“We felt at home in the beautiful studio amongst the vintage gear and Powderfinger’s ARIA Awards,” commented the band’s Maz DeVita in a statement. “The best part was being able to play and perform live; something that we have truly been missing as of late.”
Stream WAAX’s ‘Up in the Airlock’ session below.
If you’re keen to catch WAAX in real life, the band recently announced a whole bunch of rescheduled dates for their Big Grief album launch tour. The shows were planned to kick off back in March, but have since been pushed back to October.
Last month, the band covered Julia Jacklin’s Don’t Let the Kids Win opener ‘Pool Party’ for a 7″ single which also included a live rendition of ‘F.U’ recorded at the Triffid in Brisbane back in August of last year for triple j’s Live At the Wireless series.
Head here to see more ‘Up in the Airlock’ quarantine sessions. There are currently performances by JB Paterson, HRBRT, The Jensens and Elko Fields. Performances are free to watch, but viewers are encouraged to donate, with proceeds going directly to artists and crew members.