Amped up for a rowdy ride
Coast band Depths of Balsa don’t delve too deep into the seriousness of music. Instead, the musicians like to focus on a good time, letting the audience join the rowdy ride.
Known for energetic live performances, frontman Mark Conrad says music should go hand in hand with having a good time. ‘‘Whatever feels good we go with it,’’ he says.
‘‘You could play the perfect set but if you are standing still, it won’t look too crash hot.
‘‘Whatever happens happens. I play on a stage the same way I play in my garage.’’
Having recently amplified from a duo to a three-piece, Conrad says he and drummer Jermaine Nixon hope bassist Tommy Valentine can take the band in a new direction. He says the new line-up will have practised together only once before their debut gig this weekend.
‘‘Tommy nailed (the songs). We want to try something new and by having this different dynamic we want to enter an experimental stage,’’ Conrad says.
‘‘ It will be an interesting journey. I want to keep (our live show) as energetic as possible. I don’t want to ever have a structured set.’’
With a reinvigorated sound, Conrad says the band hopes to start recording an EP this month.
Depths of Balsa and Royal Blood play Neverland Bar at Coolangatta on Saturday.
Depths of Balsa is full of energy.