Where are you currently based?
We are all currently based in Adelaide, South Australia
How did Wanderers form?
We formed on stage during a jam night at the ‘Grace Emily Hotel’ in Adelaide. After improvising our way through a couple of Dusty’s songs a few weeks in a row we decided to make a record and give ourselves a name. It flowed pretty organically as we launched onto the local scene and it all grew from there.
What’s been happening recently?
Both Dusty and I got Covid, so that was fun haha, and we just released an EP! So that has been a big part of our lives recently.
Your self titled EP is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
There’s many many musical influences that come from all of the guys. We all listen to a lot of different types of music and play a lot of different music individually, but we always come together and create our unique sound. We are always sending each other different songs or records.
How did you go about writing the EP?
The process with Wanderers is that the songs are generally written to a certain point where they have solid outlines, then do the colouring in with the guys in the rehearsal room. This is usually when the bridge sections are written and the arrangements are refined. It also helps complete lyrics this way, sometimes improvising them over the top of the band as we refine the songs.
Some of them were written while we were away on a tour in a hotel room with an acoustic guitar or little battery powered keyboard.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?
It was a very spread out process. Some of the tracks were written over 2 years ago, and also recorded long ago. But some in the most recent times while in Covid. We have a great recording studio here in Adelaide called Wundenbergs, So we pretty much always record most of the songs there. I also got my own little studio where we did lots of the keyboard parts and vocals. Molly was mixed by a great guy here in Australia Jackson Barclay, he pretty much mixed all our music up until the point of this EP. Make It On My Own was mixed by a Melbourne engineer called Julian Schweitzer. The rest of the tracks were mixed by Keith Jeffery from a band called Atlas Genius. All mastered by Joe La’Porta at Sterling Sound In NYC.
You’ll be touring in April/May where are you headed and what do you have planned?
We have a little trip to the USA for SXSW just before the Australia tour. We are headed to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and of course, a big show at home in Adelaide.
Hopefully these will be some of our best shows. Some bigger venues and better production than our previous shows. Also, maybe a taste of some new songs!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
It’s all pretty random but lots of RnB style music at the moment :
John Mayer’s new stuff
Also been loving Yebba lately
What do you like to do away from music?
Music is pretty much central to all that we do!
What’s in store for 2022?
Lots of new music and hopefully plenty for shows and touring in Australia and overseas.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Favourite place to hang would still be where the band was formed, The Grace Emily Hotel. And definitely can’t go wrong with late night Chinese food.