Fully rested and ready to roar back into action
Wrath (left) have hit the ground running this year and are ready to get creative and make up for lost time. The local quintet, who classify themselves as every part rock’n’roll as they are punk and metal, formed 10 years ago. Frontman Tommy Creeper says the band’s momentum slowed following a heavy touring schedule in 2007. ‘‘We almost self-destructed with all the touring we were doing,’’ he says. ‘‘So we put it aside for a bit. But now everyone is keen to get the ball rolling and we are ready to get in the ring.’’ The Wrath released their debut album, Tales of a Deadly Nightshade, in 2007 and Creeper says the band hope to follow up with a second record this year. ‘‘We want to spend the year writing a bank of songs while we tour,’’ he says. ‘‘We can be really creative when we are touring – unless we are being ratbags. We probably should have been more creative last time we were on the road, now we have to make up for lost time.’’ Creeper says the band are ready to try out some new songs in front of a home crowd when they play the Gold Coast this weekend. ‘‘We have a handful of songs that the Gold Coast has never heard before,’’ he says. ‘‘They are straight down the line rock’n’roll songs. It should be a fun, sweaty and entertaining night.’’
The Wrath, Kill The Matador, JJ Speedball and Ride The Tiger play Surfers Paradise Beergarden tonight.