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HAVE YOU HEARD Greatest rock’n’roll moment of your career to date? Don’t really have one but getting on stage with the boys is always gold. Why should people come and see your band? We offer a new fast-paced energetic show that should get you moving.

TSUN EP title: Moonshrine How many releases do you have now? This will be our second release.

TSUN play The Bearded Lady on Thursday 5 June and The Northern, Byron Bay on Saturday 7 June.

Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? Recorded in remote hills surrounded by nature and no outside distractions.

XENS ARRIVAL Answered by: Dre McNally How did you get together? Most of us meet in high school but it wasn’t till much later we staring playing. Scored a kick arse drummer and started playing live (after some serious practice).

When and where for your next gig? Next gig is 6 Jun at the Redlands Rugby League Club Xens Arrival play Live! Loud! Local! at Redlands Rugby League Club on Friday 6 June.

Sum up your musical sound in four words? Energetic alternative punk rock

What’s your favourite song on it? It’s a split 7” with two Side As. We love them both

If you could support any band in the world – past or present – who would it be? Rise Against.

We’ll like this EP if we like... Taking an eerily psychedelic voyage through your own mind and transcending all bounds into the mystical unknown.

You’re being sent into space, no iPod, you can bring one album what would it be? Something fucking long.



on our album Listening Party which came out Oct 2013, out through our label Big Village Records. It features a bunch of grand guests Jeswon (Thundamentals), and Ozi Batla, and was produced by beatmaker extraordinaire P Major.

LOOSE CHANGE Answered by: Joel Rapaport Single title: Yes Or No ft Meklit What’s the song about? It’s a twisted love song about wanting someone who doesn’t really know if they want you back. Hilarity ensues... How long did it take to write/ record? The album Listening Party took roughly 12 months to write and record, and this song, like others, took a little while to tweak into shape. Hardest thing is pulling everything together: lyrics, beat, melodies. Is this track from a forthcoming release/existing release? Released

What was inspiring you during the song’s writing and recording? We are all close friends and a lot of writing songs for us is just having heart to heart chats about life, growing old, struggling to make it and people we care about. Also drinking tea. We’ll like this song if we like... Soulful honest rap fans telling it like it is, a passionate melody, a story and a damn cool groove. Do you play it differently live? We try and play with it a bit more live, our DJ also plays the trumpet so we normally get him to play a solo in the end. Loose Change play Alhambra Lounge on Thursday 19 June and Solbar, Maroochydore on Friday 20 June.

EAGLE & THE WORM Answered by: Jarrad Brown Single title: Automatic What’s the song about? Instinctive vibes. Automatic reactions. Subterranean mind connections. Tuning in. Tuning out. How long did it take to write/ record? A day for each. Is this track from a forthcoming release/existing release? It is a 7”. We released it into the world on 20 April for Record Store Day. And we have an album out later in the year that it may or may not be on.

What was inspiring you during the song’s writing and recording? Layers of sound. Rhythm sounds. Drums. Lots of words coming out like a drum beat. We’ll like this song if we like... Rhythm, lots of little sounds put together to make one bigger sound, bass guitar, brass. Do you play it differently live? A little. Not much. Sometimes we jam on the rhythms and go for longer. Eagle & The Worm play Black Bear Lodge on Friday 6 June.

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The Music (Brisbane) Issue #41  
The Music (Brisbane) Issue #41  

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