Girls put sounds to the test
Mountain Girls will road-test new, original material for their upcoming album when they play Southport Sharks this weekend. Banjo player and lead vocalist Chris Eaton says the band is busting to show off its new sound. ‘‘We’re recording next month, so we want to play our new stuff live so we can polish it up and gauge audience reaction,’’ he says. ‘‘We’ve been busy writing between festivals and travelling, which has been tricky, and now we’re working with our producer to hone the final tracks.’’ Round Mountain Girls ‘‘look and smell’’ like a bluegrass band but perform their own style of rock on traditional instruments. They have graced the stages of the Byron Bay Bluesfest, Woodford Folk Festival, Gympie Muster, Mud Bulls and Music and the Caloundra and Tamworth music festivals. Round Mountain Girls won the Best Band Featuring A Fiddle Player honour at the 2012 Golden Fiddle Awards.
Round Mountain Girls play Southport Sharks tomorrow at 8.30pm. Entry is free.
Round Mountain Girls keeping busy.