Waywards is located above BANK, just a short walk from Newtown station. Our incredible venue has just recently been refurbished, kitted out with an ultra cool sound system making it phenomenal for us to host bands, DJs, drag shows and everything inbetween!
We offer a range of delicious light bites from our Waywards Kitchen to serve whilst you kick back, relax and watch your fave bands!
Thursday 30 January
Sydney trio, Australia is the collaboration between music producers Guy Fenech, Nick Franklin and Oliver Marlan. The music has been described as a mix of new wave, post punk, “pubWave”, with elements of disco and adult contemporary.
Formed in 2015 with their debut album, Portraits of People, Places and Movies (2016) was met with critical acclaim from the Australian press, including Rolling StoneAU (RIP), Triple J, Musicfeeds and others. Touring domestically with Joe Driver (Belles Will Ring) and Wade Keighran (The Scare, Wolf & Cub) in tow.
Friday 31 January
FBi Radio and Waywards at The Bank Hotel have partnered to present In It Together: A Bushfire Relief Fundraiser. A lot of Australians are suffering underneath the bushfire crisis that’s ravaged communities and towns around the state and nation, and as a result many music, arts and culture entities are working in different ways to contribute to the recovery efforts.
This is one way we'd like to help.
Lineup: (In alphabetical order)
DJ Tanya Ali
All proceeds from ticket sales donated to two charities working to provide bushfire relief and fight climate change.
Tickets $10 on the door
Saturday 1 February
The Blenheims are back and kicking off 2020 with some new tunes to try out on your earholes. With them will be the some of Sydney's finest indie rock outfits in The Tints, The Hideaways and I Know You Know. Door and set times to be announced.
COUSIN TONY'S BRAND NEW
Friday 7 February
After a groundbreaking year for Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird, the 'bird is gearing up for an even bigger 2020, and today are announcing their Summer Tour.
2019 saw the release of the Melburnian quintet's standout singles 'Joy', 'Hot Pink' and 'Best Face to London', as well as their acclaimed sophomore album New Romancer. They toured the UK and Ireland, playing sold out shows in London, as well as performing at The Great Escape Festival (Brighton, UK), and around Australia – twice.
Currently sitting at #65 on the US NACC college radio charts, the Melbourne exponents of Indie art-pop will end 2019 at Falls Festival in Byron Bay on NYE, followed up by a triumphant Australian Summer Tour to share the love, and farewell New Romancer, before heading to Austin, Texas – where they have been invited to play at the music world's premiere global showcase, SXSW!
Lachlan Rose, the band's songwriter and frontman says, "the momentum and ethos of Cousin Tony is only growing stronger and more joyous and we’re stoked to be along for the ride. The conversations and experiences we’ve had touring New Romancer have been truly beautiful. Gonzo, Rick, Pete, Matt and I cant wait for the next tour and onwards to SXSW. Happy days."
Thursday 13 February
Ultracrush launch their second single "Leave" live at Waywards Newtown.
Tickets $5 on the door
Friday 21 February
Hailing from the infamously fertile musical landscape of Perth, Western Australia VERGE COLLECTION expertly balance classic pop sensibilities and working class poetry to channel the collective conscious of suburban Australian milennials.
Songwriter and front-man Ben Arnold wears an influence on his sleeve like a badge of honour, taking cues from classic songwriters like Reed, Young, Dylan and Bowie, and putting a refreshingly Australian spin on a familiar brand of spirited and earnest pop in the same vein as Kelly, McLennon and more recently, Barnett have done before him. The result is charming, witty and effortlessly catchy.
His songs have the ability to hoist you high to the point of chills and a stupid grin, before making you plummet just as quickly into an existential nosedive.
Saturday 22 February
Join us for a delightful selection of cabaret acts at Ca-BEAR-et Night Fever. Watch our cabaret acts compete for your attention on the flashing disco floor - then dance the night away with DJ Urpsyne afterwards!
Friday 28 February
New Zealand punk-rock four piece Miss June are set to return to Australia with their fierce, formidable and head-spinning live show that has been impressing audiences worldwide since the release of their debut album, 'Bad Luck Party,' in September 2019.
Described by the New York Times as “a nod back at a pantheon of powerful statements and sounds... calibrated for ears craving a clever, irresistible outlet." Last in the country supporting Aussie favourites Dune Rats, the four piece will also make their Australian festival debut in March 2020 with appearances at Farmer + The Owl and Panama Festival, where they will be serving up a blistering, reckless sound that you definitely won't want to miss seeing live this summer.
Saturday 29 February
Australia’s pop golden star-risers, Pinkish Blu and Egoism, are teaming up on an Australian tour to celebrate new music!
It is no surprise that Pinkish Blu are back with music that is something special, it’s been a running theme so far with the three tracks gracing our ears over the past year and a bit. With layered vocals, ear worm hooks and life affirming lyrics, ‘Coupon’ is a buoyant, uplifting track that soars over rising 80s synths. After only playing a handful of shows, the four piece shared the stage with acts such as GFlip, Last Dinosaurs, The Rubens, Trophy Eyes, Kingswood, Delta Riggs, and WAAX.
Alongside Pinkish Blu, Sydney sweethearts Egoism are touring on the back of their single ‘What Are We Doing?’ which saw the band win their second add to rotation on Triple J, New Music Friday’s playlisting and Unearthed Feature Artist. Egoism have been sharing stages with Last Dinosaurs, Moaning Lisa, Johnny Hunter, Cry Club, Bec Sandridge, These New South Whales among many others.
Catch the wholesome group of friends on tour this Feb/ March!