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Eora/Sydney-based punk rock quintet FANGZ have just revealed their frenetic single Wasting Time and B-Side Nothing To Lose – produced by Tim Maxwell (LOSER) and mixed by Jonathan Gardner (Front End LoaderGrinspoon).

Raucous guitars wrap a resolute rhythmic section, as Wasting Time defies its title brazenly with haste. Recalling the vibe of post-hardcore luminaries Refused and Thrice, the track maintains its unapologetically fast-paced tempo, while effortlessly melding pop sensibilities through its infectious choruses.

Front man Joshua Cottreau describes the motivation behind the track: “Wasting Time is about people who you spent years of your life partying with only to realise that you have created zero real connection together. Once the party is over, who is truly your friend? I once lived by the ethos ‘time is never wasted, when you’re wasted all the time’ – as more responsibility has come into my life it seems my friendship circle and support network got smaller. Quality over quantity. Wasting time is an ode to people I thought had my back but really just needed a party pal.”

Accompanying it is the B-Side Nothing To Lose; another thrash-laden punk-rock offering awash with sing-a-long melodies.

“The track is about getting out of your head and going with your gut. In essence it’s a love song about allowing yourself to take a chance. A night out could end happily ever after… you just need to get out of your own way sometimes” adds Cottreau.

Since their 2019 inception, the band have released three EP’s ‘For Nothing’ (2019), ‘But No Thanks’ (2020), ‘Falling Is Pretty Normal’ (2022), and a slew of singles, which received strong support from the likes of triple jtriple j UnearthedTriple MSpotifyApple MusicAmazon MusicMetal Hammer (UK), Loudwire (USA), Classic Rock (UK), Metal Injection (USA), Louder Sound (UK), NMEPileratsThe GuardianMANIACS, and many more.

They’ve traversed the country multiple times selling out headline shows, performing at festivals and sharing stages with the likes of FIDLAR (USA), Pennywise (USA), RedHookComeback Kid (CAN), He Is Legend (USA) and Gyroscope.

The group have also launched their very own line of hot sauce ‘Fang Us Some Sauce’, an annually curated festival ‘FANGZstock‘, and hold the Guinness World Record for the most hard-boiled eggs eaten in one sitting by Cottreau (143 eggs in three minutes and ten seconds).

Coming into 2024, the quintet have recently completed a run of headline shows and a national tour with The Bennies. They set out today to support Cancer Bats (CAN) on their first Australian tour since 2019.

CANCER BATS / BAT SABBATH
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

THU 13 JUN | THE BRIGHTSIDE OUTDOORS, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD
FRI 14 JUN | THE NEWCASTLE HOTEL, MULUBINBA/NEWCASTLE NSW
SAT 15 JUN | CROWBAR, EORA/SYDNEY NSW **
SUN 16 JUN | CROWBAR, EORA/SYDNEY NSW
MON 17 JUN | THE BASEMENT, NGAMBRI/CANBERRA ACT
WED 19 JUN | STAY GOLD, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC
THU 20 JUN | STAY GOLD, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC **
FRI 21 JUN | JIVE, TARNTAYNA/ADELAIDE SA

** Bat Sabbath shows – FANGZ not appearing

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