Jonny Mawson spoke with Murph and Dan from The Wombats backstage at Leeds Met ahead of their gig on the 9th March.
You've been on tour for a few days, which gig has been the best so far?
Dan: Well, Manchester was obviously the first gig on the tour so that was a pretty amazing gig for us, but I think Edinburgh was probably the best.
Murph: They've all been insane to be honest, I guess Manchester was the biggest shock as it was our first gig back and thus far has been the biggest crowd. But everything's been great.
Dan: Edinburgh felt like the first time everything came together, we all relaxed and all the new equipment we've got on stage worked perfectly.
You had a lot of success from your first album, do you think that your new album will emulate this success?
Murph: We want it to be more successful, obviously.
Dan: I think the reactions to the new songs that have been released so far have been amazing and you can see the good responses we're getting at the gigs now. So it's definitely not starting from scratch we're as Murph says just going to keep going from where we left off, and just keep going.
Following on from that question do you think that fans that got into you from the first album will enjoy the new album as much?
Murph: I can't understand why not, obviously there's going be a small few who are just going to want to hear the first album again and again but I don't think that's something that we can actually do, and we don't have the need or effort to do so, I think it's important for us to change and keep growing.
What can people who have never seen you live before expect from your shows?
Murph: Carnage really.
Dan: Probably going to lose their voice afterwards.
Murph: I think we're quite like a frenetic live band, lots of just high octane rock n roll.
Who is the main songwriter in the band? And who are your main songwriting influences?
Murph: That would be me, and erm, I don't really know to be honest. Been listening to a bit of Rhianna recently, The Smiths, I don't know honestly, if I said anymore I'd just be making up names.
And finally where is your favourite place to play live in the entire world?
Dan: The UK's pretty amazing to be honest, Australia's amazing too, I don't think we have any particular favorite place.
Murph: Crowds seem to differ from country to country, we love playing in Japan although we don't play big shows over there. But like Dan said Australia is a good laugh, but it seems like the UK fans really give it some extra effort.
Well that's everything I wanted to ask, hope the show goes well tonight and I look forward to seeing you play.
Murph: Cheers, hope you have a good time tonight.
Dan: Yeah me too.