Glasgow’s Three Blind Wolves have been building a strong following back home and toured late last year with Frightened Rabbit. The band will be in Dublin later this month and we spoke to Ross Clark about playing in Ireland and why he might turn into Rab C. Nesbitt.

Dear Scotland: Where are you now and what did you do last night?
Ross Clark, Three Blind Wolves: I’m in Edinburgh with my girlfriend. I was working last night and then I went for a drink in Lebowski’s, The music was shite until I got a white russian and the barman put ‘Is This It?’ on twice!

Three Blind Wolves – Echo on the Night Train


DS: Paul McCartney said he got into music to avoid a job – and get lots of girls. What made you get into music?
Three Blind Wolves: I started writing songs and wanted to play them in front of folk, I hate working and women scare me.

DS: What is your favourite song of yours to play right now?
Three Blind Wolves: ‘Hotel’, our first song in the set, loud loud louder!

Three Blind Wolves – Hotel (Live on Vic Galloway’s show)

DS: Your playing in Dublin later this month and supported Frightened Rabbit on tour last year, are there other places you’d like to visit?
Three Blind Wolves: We would love to go the States, and we have plans to maybe go through Europe this year which will be fun. I really want to tour the South of the US, starting in Nashville!!

DS: Do you feel more Scottish when you are abroad, or do you adapt well to new places? Anything you miss about Scotland?
Three Blind Wolves: I do feel more Scottish when abroad especially in England. I played a solo show at Kings College in London and found myself running around screaming at folk like Rab C. I don’t really talk like that elsewhere. I’m proud to be Scottish I suppose.

Rab C. Nesbitt – 1986 Rant


DS: What will be your first words on stage then at Whelans in Dublin on Feb 28?
Three Blind Wolves: Oh Daaaannnnnnnyyyy Bbbooooooooyyyyy!!

DS: Are there any Scottish musicians, past or present, that have influenced you?
Three Blind Wolves: There are loads, I’ve been listening to the Incredible String Band recently, ‘Half Remarkable Question is a beautiful song. Belle and Sebastian are one of my favourite bands and I really love The Jesus and Mary Chain, their song ‘Cracking Up’ is beautiful.

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Cracking Up


DS: How do people react when they discover that Three Blind Wolves are Scottish?
Three Blind Wolves: No idea.

DS: What should the Scottish national anthem be?
Three Blind Wolves: ‘Scots Wa Hae’ by Robert Burns.

Scots Wa Hae – The Corries


DS: What is the best after-show experience you’ve had?
Three Blind Wolves: For legal reasons I can’t say, but no animals were harmed in the process.

DS: And finally, many many years from now, when you finish your farewell world tour, is there one place to where you would like to retire?
Three Blind Wolves: I’m never gonna do a farewell tour, you are going to be stuck with me and all the shite I release for all of eternity ahahahahahahahahaha!

Three Blind Wolves – Emily Rose (Live on Vic Galloway’s show)