2017 marks 10 years since Alt pop trio The Wombats released their debut record A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation. During their time in AUS, Rabbitor Kyle Hudson got to head along to Metro Theatre in Perth to witness one of the sideshows the band was doing alongside Groovin The Moo. Drummer Dan Haggis took the time out to do a a little Q & A.
Each album has a different sound, what can we expect from the album in the works at the moment?
It's too early to say really as we've only just started recording and we're not finished with the writing either but we've been having some fun messing with a few slightly more psychedelic vibes. Often the sound of an album starts revealing itself clearer during the recording process so we'll see!!
You're celebrating 10 years since 'A Guide To Love Loss and Desperation', what does this album mean to you now ten years later?
It's full of fond memories and some very wild times. It somehow took us out of Liverpool and on a proper insane adventure around the world that is still going 10 years on!
What was it like playing the Sydney opera house for first time?
Very much so, I can't actually believe we're getting to play one of the most iconic venues in the whole world. It's going to be ridiculous...
Do you remember the first gig you ever played together?
Of course! It was a place in Liverpool called Hannah's Bar, we needed a name for the poster and I told the promoter that we didn't have one but that he could just put 'The Wombats' for the time being. We wore jesters hats onstage… Not our strongest look!
What is your most fond memory as a band?
Meeting and holding a baby wombat for the first time. It was during our 1st trip to Australia and I remember feeling really spaced out with the jet lag and looking at this little fur ball thinking 'how did we end up here?' It was very surreal.
What is your pre show ritual?
We shake hands and wish each other, a wonderful performance then a group hug.
What is your guilty pleasure song?
I like that new Katy Perry song 'Chained to the Rhythm'… is that a guilty pleasure?
What's your favourite song to perform in front of your fans?
I don't really have one but I guess it's 'Greek Tragedy' at the moment.