The Waifs have always been friends with Australia’s wide, open roads. From the early days as a trio journeying across the country in their well-travelled transit van, the band’s own country roots have always shone through, winning them loyal fans along every step of the way over a quarter of a century.
In 2017 The Waifs released their eighth album, Ironbark, which debuted on the ARIA Australian Album chart at #1, the band’s first chart-topper. If that wasn’t evidence enough of the continued love affair Australia has for the band, their shows since then have confirmed the heartfelt bond that is felt both ways between The Waifs and their audience.
And now, after some years residing in Utah, Vikki Thorn has returned to live in Australia, enabling The Waifs to hit the road here more often.
“There’s a personal aspect entwined in it for me,” says Vikki. “I became a sort of fly-in/fly-out tourer, so the importance of regional touring and driving out to these paces, is a part of me reconnecting with my country and its people.”
“To be able to drive up the coast and be able to share that with our families, with our kids... to be able to take them to these places that we knew and brought us so much joy is everything,” Donna says.
“And it’s always the people that make the places.”
The summer just passed has seen many joyous shows performed, indicating that The Waifs are not only warm friends of the road, but of their fans as well. The adventure continues...