Fully rested and ready to roar back into ac­tion

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE 'N' LOUD -

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.

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