We interviewed WAAX's Marie DeVita and she answered with rad drawings
WAAX's Holy Sick EP tour kicks off this Friday.
2015 has been the year WAAX really established themselves on the Australian rock scene. After a few lineup changes over the years, this year they've settled down into an arse-kicking groove, led out the front by not-to-be-fucked-with frontwoman Marie DeVita and backed with a swag of punkish rock'n'roll tunes that you can get a recorded dose of on their new EP, Holy Sick:
Soon you'll also get a solid dose of it in live form when they head on tour, kicking off at The Workers Club in Melbourne this Friday. And you can check out the rest of the dates once you have a gander over the below interview, which DeVita has most awesomely answered for us with (mostly) drawn pictures. Much funner than words, of which I've already written too many, so I'll shutup:
Can you introduce us to the band?
What are the essentials when WAAX are touring?
"I drew whatever came out when I think of our music."
You guys have played/about to play a bunch of festivals this year, what’s the view like from the stage?
"Everything's blurry because I don't really keep still very well."
Favourite post-gig feed?
"Can't eat. Need beer."
What’s it like flicking through Rolling Stone mag and finding a feature on yourselves?
"I have a mini asthma attack every time."
A lot of mirrors got smashed in the making of I For An Eye. Any superstitions lingering around the WAAX camp?
"The guys in the band aren't very superstitious, but I get scared when I'm alone in the rehearsal space because I think it's haunted."
The EP, Holy Sick was recorded with some pretty big names Konstantin Kersting (Big Scary, The Belligerents) and Scott Horscroft (Silverchair, Empire Of The Sun). What’s a day in the studio like?
"You see the back of Konsti's head a lot."
If you were an instrument, what would it be and who would play you?
"I'd say I'm an airhorn and I'd like to be played by Patti Smith."
Lastly, a portrait of the band as a keepsake: