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In Focus Shag Rock

Answered by: Alex Wilson (vocalist) How long have you been together? Five years. We weren’t anything serious ‘til about a year or so ago. We just did it because we were all shy-ish and liked music so we thought, ‘Why not?’ Definitely a good thing upon reflection. Which Brisbane bands before you have been an inspiration? We really like Dunies, Violent Soho, Powderfinger, Ball Park

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Music - all the classics you know. Our influences are far and wide, but Brissie has some amazing artists that are worth listening to.

release next year on 3 Mar. We also just released two singles, Roadtrip and Sunbleached Girl, which is sick.

What part do you think Brisbane plays in the music you make? I think because Brisbane is way more chill than most cities, our music is more chill. It has more of a homegrown kind of feel to it. “Suburban dreams” is how I would describe it.

When and where are your next gigs? Playing 25 Nov, The V Room, Noosa; 26 Nov, Jungle Love Festival; 2 Dec, NightQuarter, Gold Coast; 3 Dec, Woolly Mammoth. Finally getting some tours going, yewwwwww!

What’s in the pipeline for the band in the short term? We just finished up an album. There were 30-odd songs we were working on that we had to get down to 11. It’s due for

Website link for more info? shagrockmusic.com

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