Waxflower take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Waxflower to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

The Dangerous SummerWhere I Want To Be

Best rider you’ve had?

We’ve only ever had a legitimate rider once, when we played with Simple Plan. They gave us a gin, whiskey and some silly beers. Can’t beat that.

Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?

Japanese Wallpaper shared our song and popped into one of our live-streams. That was very cool.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Sixteen Floors 
“But what kind of friend am I?
The broken and fleeting kind?
The one who you wish would die?
Yeah, that’s alright
Sometimes I wish it too”

Easiest song you wrote?

The first iteration of our debut song, Cut Your Song’ came to me so quickly in a writing session. It all just fell out in less than an hour.

Favourite song in your set?

At the moment, Sixteen Floors I think. We’ve got a track titled Getting Better’ that will be out soon, I can’t wait to release that and see how people react to it.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Lil Peep (R.I.P)

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Load in.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Jordan is not only the loveliest guy, but is so smart and works as an accountant for a large firm. 

Jokes you have in the band?

Dan’s definitely the dad of the band, everything we do to him is a (well intention-ed) joke 

Key to writing a song?

Don’t bore us, get to the chorus.

Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?

We’ve been touring for less than 12-months, but we flew to Melbourne earlier this year to play a very special single release show. That was cool!

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Jim Adkins – Jimmy Eat World

New band you’d recommend?


Opening for this band would be ideal?

The 1975.

Place you’d most like to tour?

I’d LOVE to go to Japan. Amazing country with such passionate fans. Would be a dream.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – “Wayne Gretzky” – “Micheal Scott”

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

The song is about an old friend, who lived on the sixteenth floor of an apartment building.

See us live at?

The internet? Shows are slowly coming back, we’ve got some stuff booked early next year!

The old days of music are better than the current, do you agree?

2005-2012 were the golden years for emo/rock/pop-punk. My Chemical Romance was on the radio!

Unusual merchandise?

I’d love to car air-fresheners! 

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

I’d love to collaborate with someone who’s doing emo/soundcloud style tracks for a remix.

What do your fans mean to you?

Our friends. They couldn’t be kinder.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Not for this band, but Nick puked all over the stage during a set with his old band. Hardcore will do that to you.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Definitely mine.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

A Koala. Sensitive Australian marsupial. 

Elizabeth Birt

July 6, 2020

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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