The music industry may have come to a screeching halt earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at Brisbane four-piece, Waxflower. The band, who just made their Rude Records debut with their new single, “Sixteen Floors” are already hard at work on new music to follow their Together EP, which was released last year.
Having only formed last January, Waxflower have already cut their teeth on the live scene. Earlier this year, they embarked on their debut headline tour, which included a sold-out hometown show in Brisbane and now, they’re setting their sights on the rest of the world.”Sixteen Floors” marks a new era for the band, who you are certain to hear more from very soon. Get to know a little more about them and listen to the new track below.
Prelude Press: Can you tell us a little bit about Waxflower for anyone who might be hearing you for the first time?
Waxflower: We’re a rock band from Brisbane, Australia who plays catchy, emotionally charged music.
You guys just announced your signing to Rude Records with the release of your new single, “Sixteen Floors.” What made the signing the natural next step for you guys?
We were lucky enough to be brought to the attention of Rude Records by our good friend and agent Jimmy. After a number of phone calls and back and forth we realised that their vision aligned with ours. It’s been a wonderful start so far and it’s lovely to be working with such wonderful people.
“Sixteen Floors” not only marks a new era for Waxflower, but it’s also your first single of 2020. When you first started working on the song, was there anything in particular that you wanted to accomplish?
The song catalogues a period of my life at the end of a relationship. I wanted to put those emotions onto the page as I didn’t feel I had anything else to do with them.
The song is also a really personal and vulnerable one – was it cathartic to work on it?
It focuses on a period of my life after a breakup. I tend to write metaphorically usually, but this one more straight down the middle catharsis.
What would you like for fans to take away from the song?
I have always found solace in the scene and bands who weren’t shy about mental health issues. We will always strive to provide an empathetic shoulder to lean on.
How do you feel you’ve grown as a band since the release of your Together EP last year and the music that you’ve been working on lately?
Whilst it will sound cliche, I’ve no doubt that the music we’re writing now is some of our best. We just got back from recording in Sydney with our friend Stevie Knight and I can’t wait to be able to share these songs.
With “Sixteen Floors” out now, can fans expect to hear any more new music soon?
Soon. Very soon.
I know it’s hard to say definitively what plans you might have for the rest of the year with COVID-19 affecting the music industry, but what are you looking forward to once things return to normal?
We really just can’t wait to start playing live again. I feel like we will have an even greater appreciation once we’re back.
Thank you for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for your time, we’ll see you soon.