Brisbane four-piece Waxflower have today released their brand new single Sixteen Floors. Led by Tristan Higginson’s raw and emotive vocals, Sixteen Floors is an honest and heartfelt body of work. Collaborating once again with the highly-regarded producer Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly), the result is an anthemic pop/punk track with an authentic emo twist. The band will be donating all streaming revenue from the month June to Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Black Lives Matter. This will be matched by their label, Rude Records. Watch Sixteen Floors below.
Of the track, Tristan has explained, “Sixteen Floors was written at the end of a relationship, and along with my anxiety and panic disorder I was facing a new kind of sadness, with the backbone of my emotional support system gone. The song served as a vessel for all the negative thoughts and emotions that I wanted to externalise, but couldn’t. I remember that writing session being very fast, and very cathartic.”
Waxflower have also recently revealed that they have signed to prestigious independent label, Rude Records (American Hi-Fi, Blood Youth, Happy., Stand Atlantic, The Maine, Sundressed). It was a no-brainer for the band to join forces with the Rude family, who fully understand and support their goals and visions. “We’re very excited to have such a talented band as Waxflower join the Rude family; they caught our attention from the moment that they hit the Australian scene with the release of Cut Your Teeth. Waxflower have very clear goals and aspirations, and we’re over the moon that we get to play a part in their creative journey.”
Having only formed last January, Waxflower have already cut their teeth on the live scene in and around Australia. Shortly after playing their debut shows, they went on to support Simple Plan and also The Maine. Earlier this year saw the band head out on their debut headline tour, which included a sold-out hometown show in Brisbane. The quartet are now setting their sights on pushing the boundaries globally, and dream of playing iconic UK venues such as the O2 Arena and Wembley Stadium one day, so watch this space…