Al­bum can wait as rock­ers put fans first

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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.

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