Hailing from Sydney, the three-piece known as WASTERS have been making heads bang around town since 2013. Today they’re back with new cuts to get your cranium moving.
Their five track EP We All Fall Down follows on from their 2014 EP Mudslinger and a number of singles which received a lot of love on radio stations around Australia.
Wrought in rock agony and enough juice to power a small city, WASTERS have injected a dose of pure sonic adrenaline into the scene with We All Fall Down.
The record kicks off with Ashes and some gentle guitar chords, but before long the fuzziness jumps in and lead vocalist James Seymour adds his thoughtful lyrics to the mix. This dude has the voice of a rockstar, straight-up.
The opener is packed with explosive drum fills from Rob Lowry, scuzzy guitar riffs and even manages to reference childhood nursery rhyme staple Ring Around A Rosie amongst the chaos.
Checking Out is the lead single from the EP and continues to carry the garage rock sound of the release. The tune features a xylophone that somehow works with the rock tones to give the tune a more refined feel. Don’t ask me how, just listen.
The chorus brings the vocals of bassist Andrew Read into play as he harmonises with Seymour, before fading out with enough reverb to satisfy even the hungriest of reverb appetites.
The rest of the EP does well to continue the sound created throughout Ashes and Checking Out with instrumental textures similar to that of Tired Lion or Gang Of Youths. Other highlights include the band candidly sharing their religious views in I Don’t Believe In Jesus, the cymbal-heavy drum solo in Keeping Me Waiting and Seymour stretching his pipes to the limit at the close of Checking Out.
The band’s sound, revolving around big guitar riffs and heavy drum lines is proven to translate well in the live setting, and thankfully WASTERS are bringing the noise around Australia to support the release of We All Fall Down.
WASTERS have previously impressed some big names in the genre who asked them to warm up the crowds for them. They’ve supported acts like Bad//Dreams, Hockey Dad and Born Lion, to name a few. Safe to say, these fellas know how to show the punters a good time.
Catch the band around town on the dates below, and head here for the finer details.
Fri May 26 – The Townie, Sydney
Sat June 3 – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane
Sat June 17 – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne