Energy gives Sons fresh New sound
GOLD Coast band Nine Sons of Dan will return to home soil this weekend to celebrate the release of their second EP The New Kids.
The punk-rock five-piece have had a busy year, securing support slots for Simple Plan for their Mackay and Townsville gigs earlier in the year.
The band’s debut EP Landslide made waves in the US music scene – it was added to more than 140 radio stations’ playlists, reaching the Top 30 Most Played charts on 12 stations.
Drummer Morgan Blake says The New Kids showcases Nine Sons of Dan’s edgier sound which hits a lot harder and sounds a little more organic.
‘‘We have been trying for a long time to bring the energy of our live shows to our EPs. I think we have done a pretty good job of achieving that,’’ he says.
‘‘This time round we have had a lot more experience. That’s where the name comes from. The EP is about who were are. We want to make an imprint.’’
While the band feel fortunate for how far they have come, Blake says they don’t take themselves too seriously.
‘‘We are standing up for what the band believe in,’’ he says.
‘‘This EP is a fresh look, it’s not down and dark, though there is nothing wrong with that.
‘‘Everyone has the right way of saying things. We have been really fortunate and we have a positive outlook. A lot of bands shrug it off, but it is surreal for us and we want people to know that. It comes across lyrically.’’
Blake says the band enjoy playing music that relates to them.
‘‘We love playing music that is enjoyable and makes us smile. We hope our music always reflects that,’’ he says.
Nine Sons have already started work on a new project, but are unsure what they will do with the new material.
‘‘Everyone is interested in singles at the moment,’’ he says.
‘‘Six songs at a time has worked well for us, but it’s time to up the ante.’’
Nine Sons of Dan play the PA Bar, Jupiters Hotel and Casino, on Saturday night. Free entry.
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