Gold Coast 8-piece Roots group HEAVY WAX come hot off the pan ready to serve up their high-energy Rock-Soul-Funk-Reggae mash. For those in search of hi-fidelity music with feeling, solid beats and that extra punch only a horn section can deliver, these guys could just be your new favourite band.
HEAVY WAX have a discernible raw sound emerging, underpinned by a gritty rhythm section and brazen 3-piece horn section which accentuates singer Quin Samin’s soulful melodies. Referencing eclectic mixtape compilations they draw upon Soul, Reggae, 70’s Funk and Fusion – any inspiration from the ‘pre-digital’ era. Like a kid rummaging through their parents’ crate of old vinyl and stumbling upon an analogue gem, these guys are striving for sounds that evoke emotion which can only be achieved by way of authentic musicianship on acoustic instruments.
Excited to produce the unexpected, whilst still making music that is digestible – HEAVY WAX have so many stylistic influences and an open-minded approach, they leave the door ajar creatively to avoid being boxed into a specific genre. Recently releasing their sixth single titled “Ain’t No Turning Back”, they are hard at work writing and curating some interesting directions for their first full length release, which they aim to complete later this year. HEAVY WAX should be on all music lover’s radars in 2021!
Matt Bern talks to Quinn on all things HEAVY WAX on Drive!