PREMIERE: No Oaths – Waster
Adelaide’s No Oaths slam politics back into punk on Waster; a song of political frustration, beautifully harsh harmonies and arguably the most ridiculous film clip of the year. Laundry Echo is stoked to today premiere Waster.
Twin brothers and some good mates playing the music they love, No Oaths, are a band of little hoopla but huge reputation. A reputation carved out of a blistering live show gracing the stages of Adelaide week in week out.
Latest single Waster punches forward in a style that would have landed the band on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 soundtrack had the game been developed in Australia. A melting pot of emo, punk and pop-punk, Waster, slaps. There is a rawness to everything present, No Oaths, don’t attempt to hide their rough edges, rather embracing them and making that grit a part of their brilliance. Furious drums build a platform from which intelligent guitar lines and occa vocals flourish, all in all leaving you with an intense desire to listen to Waster on repeat.
A song of political unrest, disappointment and contemptment at the state of Australian politics and societal structures. Thematically Wasters pulls few punches whilst its accompanying film clip pulls none. Assuming four common tropes of fucked Australian politicians, band members fight frogs, offer kids guns and campaign for more men in parliament. It’s ridiculous, hilarious and painful close to reality.