En­ergy gives Sons fresh New sound

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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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