About

Get ready to be swept away by the electric force of Vienna’s hottest rock band – BAITS, as they deliver a relentless barrage of hook after hook, creating a sonic experience that leaves audiences exhilarated and craving for more.

Fronted by the dynamic and emotionally charged vocals of Sonja Maier, BAITS’ sound is a perfect marriage of fury and melancholy, seamlessly complemented by the wild (and sometimes delicately playful) guitar solos of Christopher Herndler. The rhythm section, anchored by the powerhouse duo of Fazo and bassist Bernd Faszl, pulsates with a raw energy reminiscent of iconic bands like the Pixies, Breeders, and a hint of Jay Reatard.
BAITS not only captures the sweaty, unbridled energy of 90s indie bands but fearlessly ventures into the realm of pop, creating a unique aural tapestry that is as infectious as it is rebellious. Their latest singles, including “Who are You,” “Stuck AF,” and “Craves,” have earned coveted spots on Spotify editorial playlists, have become staples on Austria’s FM4 radio and have been in the Austrian Indie Charts for several weeks.

As a live act, BAITS is an undeniable force of nature, an experience not to be missed, which they have shown at 100+ live gigs over the last few years. Their upcoming record, set to drop in March 2024 on Noise Appeal Records, promises to be a sonic journey that pushes the boundaries of pop with a generous dose of grit, snot, and dirt.

Status:
active

Members:
Sonja
Christopher
Fazo
Bernd

Dates

Baits Dates

DateCountryCity Venuew/Info
05.07.24ATDellachGailklang Festival--
13.07.24ATBludenzWoodrock Festival--
18.07.24FRNantesFerralleurs--
19.07.24FRBordeauxAstroshow--
20.07.24FRHossegorBlack Flag--
26.07.24ATBad GoisernKunstmü Festival--
09.08.24ATKlagenfurtLendhafen--
10.08.24ATTraiskirchenFree Tree Festival--
16.08.24DENeckarsulmFestival--
17.08.24DEStemwedeFestival--
13.09.24ATWeyerBertholdsaal--
14.09.24ATScheibsHiabstla--
04.10.24ATGrazErnte Punk Festival--
05.10.24ATWiener NeustadtTriebwerk--
24.10.24DEÜberseeFreiraum--
25.10.24CHKreuzlingenHorst Klub--
26.10.24CHNyonParenthèse--
27.10.24FRToursTBC--
28.10.24FRRouen3 Pièces--
29.10.24FRAngersJokers Pub--
30.10.24FRLavalParty Teuf--
31.10.24FRParisSupersonic--
01.11.24NLEindhovenStroomhuis--
02.11.24DEKarlsruheP8--

News

HAPPY VIDEO RELEASE DAY: BAITS

HAPPY VIDEO RELEASE DAY: BAITS "Take Me Out" from their new album "All Filler No Killer" is now out on [...]

HAPPY RELEASE DAY: BAITS! NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY: BAITS! NEW ALBUM OUT NOW! Listen: https://lnk.to/Baits-AllFillerNoKiller VINYL/CD: https://store.noiseappeal.com/shop/music/baits-all-filler-no-killer Vote: https://voting.aama.at »Can an album title lie to [...]

TOMORROW! BAITS – NEW ALBUM

FINALLY! The new Baits album "All Filler No Killer" drops tomorrow! 4 things to do until tomorrow. First: Vote for [...]

BAITS – AMADEUS AUSTRIAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE 2024.

BAITS – AMADEUS AUSTRIAN MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE 2024. Good news everyone! Baits sind für den Hard & Heavy Award bei [...]

HAPPY RELEASE DAY: BAITS! SLEEP WITH YOU is out now!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY: BAITS! SLEEP WITH YOU is out now! Listen here: https://lnk.to/Baits-SleepWithYou Watch here: https://youtu.be/_GEjRaznZWM Album Pre-Order: https://store.noiseappeal.com/shop/music/baits-all-filler-no-killer Release [...]

BAITS: NEW SINGLE, THIS FRIDAY!

THIS FRIDAY! BAITS - SLEEP WITH YOU! NEW SINGLE!   Pre-save here: https://lnk.to/Baits-SleepWithYou   »An Appeal for Emancipation. The rising [...]

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