Jack­son Dunn’s sum­mer sounds

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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.

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