Waterparks Australian Tour On Sale

Genre-bending pop/rock trio Waterparks have announced their debut Australian headline tour for October in support of their brand new studio album INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, out now on Fueled By Ramen. Joining the band on all dates will be special guests Lights, for her FIRST EVER TIME in the country.

In his latest exclusive cover interview with Alternative Press, Knight gave fans an insight of the new record and its thematic inspiration. The frog on the cover of the LP has a poignant meaning to Knight, as it signifies him grappling with religious guilt.

In the article, he revealed, “Frogs have always been one of my favorite animals. However, when I learned that frogs were seen as dirty and unclean in a biblical context, it was interesting to me that something that I saw as so good, natural and beautiful could also be seen as a bad thing through a biblical lens. Growing up in church, you’re taught that everything is so wrong and bad. I always felt like shit, so [this album] is the breakaway from that specifically.”

For as much as Waterparks is a genre-busting collective of three friends who play music, hang out, and constantly flip the script, Waterparks really represents a bigger, dare we say, movement. The Houston trio – Awsten Knight [vocals, guitar], Otto Wood [drums], and Geoff Wigington [guitar]—have unassumingly brought vibrancy back to rock. (The only thing bolder than their melodies is whatever hair dye Awsten opted for this week!) Their strange magnetic pull has attracted a growing cohort of devoted fans who pack sold out shows, stream their songs like crazy, and have even elevated them to multiple Billboard charts.

The next era begins with the band’s fifth full-length and debut album for Fueled By Ramen, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

Ahead of release, Waterparks debuted a slew of high-energy tracks, with the most recent REAL SUPER DARK dropping in January. The track immediately kicks into high gear, with its heavy catharsis manifesting through jarring electronics, guttural screams, and an unexpectedly catchy chant. In October 2022, the group shared the incendiary FUCK ABOUT IT (feat. blackbear), following the confessional, diaristic SELF-SABOTAGE, which was given a fresh take with a collaboration featuring Good Charlotte. SELF-SABOTAGE debuted after Waterparks’ debut single with Fueled by Ramen FUNERAL GREY, marking the three-piece entering their newest era – stepping into an elevated sound and enhanced aesthetic that builds upon their half a billion career streams. Their last album Greatest Hits also earned the no. 5 spot on the Billboard Rock and Alternative chart.

There’s something for everyone here. As always, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY is meant for the people comprising a greater movement – like everything Waterparks do.

“When you listen to us, I just want you to feel good,” Awsten leaves off. “It’s bouncy shit. Even if it’s aggressive, it’s enthusiastic. There’s a lot of energy behind this. I try to make music that tingles people’s fucking brains, which is what my favourite music does for me.

Lights is many things all at once: Singer. Songwriter. Producer. Multi-instrumentalist. Comic book author. DJ. Artist. She’s also unabashedly honest and unapologetically confident. Weaving in and out of alternative, indie, electronic, and dance, she makes manic pop irreverent of boundaries, yet reverent of truth. She speaks her heart musically and her mind lyrically. It’s why her shadow over alternative music and culture continues to grow with streams in the hundreds of millions and widespread critical acclaim.

Over the course of career thus far, the Canada-born disruptor has garnered four JUNO Awards, including 2020’s “Dance Recording of the Year” for the platinum smash Love Me with Felix Cartal and “Pop Album of the Year” for her previous two albums, Skin&Earth and Little Machines. She has sold out tours on multiple continents and powered collaborations with Travis Barker, deadmau5, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, and more. Now, she captivates like never before, kickstarting a latest era with PƎP and dEd.

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