We hate to say it, but it looks like summer has finally given up the ghost. Yup, it’s done folks, over and out.
Thankfully, Wavves' fifth album V is out today to carry on the shimmery, summery vibes. Imagine early Green Day meets Pet Sounds, and you’re on the right track.
To celebrate the release, we called frontman and songwriter Nathan Williams in New York to talk Twitter feuds, shooting a wrestling video and Dave Grohl...
“It was really good. It took three months and everyone was in good spirits.”
“I don’t know, we took a break from touring and that might have made us more productive and given us more opportunities to record. A lot of recording was done just me, Dylan and my little brother. Basically, I just like recording music.”
“I’ve been a wrestling fan for twenty years. I kinda got out of it for a few years, but I knew there were some awesome wrestling spots around L.A that I always wanted to check out, so that was the idea behind it.”
“The craziest thing I saw was they had a small baseball bat wrapped in duck tape and pins. One of the guys got hit in the skull with it and they had to pull the pins out of his skull.”
“I’ve got into spats with indie labels before, but I tend to just say what I feel. I don’t know how used to that big labels are. I have my own label that’s putting out this record with Warner Bros, which was where a lot of the frustration came from.”
“We play probably five or six new songs then there are songs that people shout out that we have to play. We can’t play a three-hour set so we have to be selective. Right now we’re focusing on King of the Beach and the newest album.”
“I haven’t, but I would probably piss in my pants. I’d also love to meet Axl Rose. I just like the video where he says “ Give me some reggae.”
“A wild, rowdy time. What else could you need?”
Wavves' UK tour kicks off in Leeds on November 13th. For full dates visit wavves.net. Their new album V is out now