You are currently on a Southeast US tour. What was the process like to put this tour together? Did the band book it?
It was a lot of work but mainly manned by the booking queen of the earth Madison. We all have different set things we work on in the band from Dartanyan’s design and conceptual creativity to Dan and myself doing the social media, marketing and budgeting. But Maddie hooked up the booking for the entirety of this tour which was incredible on her end. She contacted all the venues, bands involved and set the dates and honestly we’re so lucky to have someone with such immense drive to tackle a job as hard as that. It was difficult because we weren't paired with another band accompanying us on the tour so getting venues, bands and promotions together for the tour was a lot. But I feel that it makes it that much more rewarding when as an independent artist you hit it hard and do the work. Helps you learn a lot. (Justin)
Yeah it was a lot of work but definitely super rewarding even after playing these first two shows in Tally and Fort Lauderdale. I had some fun researching the different markets in each city and finding cool venues to play in. (Madison)
Is there a particular show you’re most excited for?
I’m super excited for the Athens,GA show actually. Talking to a lot of bands we’ve played with in the past and they all say Athens is a super dope music scene so we’re all pretty excited. Also we get to couch surf with our brother and baby Cole Crossgrove who produced and mastered our album. Super excited to hang with that guy in ATL. (Justin)
I’m super excited for Charleston and the Athens show. Honestly every show I'm excited for because we’ve never been there so I’m curious to see what the scene is like in all those cities. Especially in Charleston cause that’s maddies hometown. (Dee)
I have family in Georgia so it’s always been a dream of mine to play there. The people of Athens and Savannah are always so nice and I look forward to giving them a great show! (Dan)
How have the shows been going so far?
The show in Fort Lauderdale with YouVandal and Florence & Normandie was a blast. Super hype crowd and awesome music. Getting to play with some bands that actually have a great sound is always fun. It was a smaller venue but sometimes it feels more at home like that. Also it’s majority of our bands hometown with me and Dee from south Florida and Dan from Miami so it was the first time we ever got to play down there for our family and friends. Awesome turn out with an incredible set. Next time we’re down there it's gonna be even more fun for sure. (Justin)
The shows have been going pretty well i’d say. We had a great turn out in Ft. Lauderdale at Two&. It was a really cool space and the owner was super helpful in the process. Cool environment with a sick concept. Club Downunder was fun too in Tallahassee. Got to play with Choir Boy and Soft Kill which was fun for us to hear some different unique bands. (Dee)
The shows have been going great. What can fans expect from your set?
They can expect us to tickle their ear drums and burst their cerebellum with the amount of raw energy and sounds we’re about to throw their way. A lot more new music that wasn't on the Subtle Spectres EP is going to be played on the tour and we think it's some of our best stuff yet. And it's only getting better so be prepared for some Wild shit. (Justin)
Expect a 30-40 minute set of our whole discography and a couple of new tunes we decided to premiere while we’re on road. One of which we’re planning on being our next single which we’re super excited for. (Dee)
Is there anything else you’re working on in 2018?
Yeah, we’ll be working on another EP and definitely have a single out by the time summer rolls around. Also keep an eye out for a music video coming very soon. We worked on some really fucking weird and cool ideas so watch out for Wild Planet to hop onto the YouTube grind very soon! Love you guys, and stay wild. (Dee)
Also in the process of booking a tour with with our friends houseparty. Check out their new single “This Is What We Do.” They are such immensely talented, beautiful people. (Madison)
We’re always working on new music. We try to write something everytime we’re together, even if it’s just a small idea we never return to. It lets us keep the creativity flowing and helps us hone in on a unified Wild Planet sound. We’ve got new originals and covers currently in the works that we’re excited to introduce into our set sometime in the near future. (Dan)