Album can wait as rockers put fans first
they have shared stages with the likes of Wolfmother, Hoodoo Gurus and Seasick Steve, local band The Vernons are yet to record an EP. But the four-piece did finally head into the studio last week to record their first two singles. The Vernons frontman Jonny Nyst says he and his bandmates will release the songs later this year when they embark on an interstate tour. ‘‘Will we record an EP next year? We are hoping good things – like radioplay – come off the back of the singles,’’ he says. ‘‘We are trying to spread out and get in the scene so we can have a solid fanbase before we release anything else.’’ The band have been making a name for themselves as they play the rounds of local venues. Nyst says their live show ‘‘tends to get pretty rowdy’’. ‘‘Most of the stuff is very blues and rock ’n’ roll influenced. It’s very old school and vocal driven with a bit of soul as well,’’ he says. ‘‘Our shows are a lot of fun. We get people up and dancing. Our friends love live music, so we are known to bring a loyal crowd. ’’
The Vernons, Ben Whitecross and Rhea Robertson play the Titanium Bar, Surfers Paradise, on Saturday.
Local rock band The Vernons (from left): Andrew Lahey, Elliot Gooch, James Nikiforides and Jonny Nyst.