Jackson Dunn’s summer sounds
JACKSON Dunn (pictured) compares himself to a solar battery – he builds up inspiration through summer, writes and records through winter and hits the road as soon as spring blooms to tour along the east coast. The local musician hibernated through the cooler months, spending the down-time writing and recording nine track EP Relax and Let it Roll. Dunn says the new release isn’t about winter blues. ‘‘I write songs planning for the summer, and I take pride in my songs being people’s soundtracks for summer,’’ he says. ‘‘I think to myself, ‘what is something people sitting in the sun having a beer would like to hear?’ and go from there.’’ Highriser is the first cut from the release, and Dunn says the song is a tribute to his friends. ‘‘Years ago, I used to paint highrises on the Coast for a job,’’ he says. ‘‘The song is a tribute to my mates who keep the city looking beautiful.’’
Jackson Dunn plays Nobby’s Beach SLSC on Sunday and The Cave, at Nobby Beach, on Monday night.