shows: Maturing Minority’s Surf’ N’ Ink gig .....................
the members of Double Lined Minority reach maturity, so do their lyrics. The local pop-punk quartet released their debut album, With Fingers Crossed, in 2011 – a record frontman Eddie Salazar, 19, says focused on typical teenage problems. ‘‘The themes ranged from relationships to family or depression,’’ he says. ‘‘We have since matured musically and as a band. Now we experiment more and have more serious topics to write about.’’ Double Lined Minority play this weekend’s Surf N’ Ink, a three-day festival that brings together celebrated Australian and international tattoo artists, live rock, rockabilly and punk bands, fire twirlers, tattooed pin-up girls, skateboarders, capoeira martial artists and bellydancers. ‘‘Our live show will be very energetic,’’ Salazar says. The band is currently working on an EP, due for release early this year. ‘‘We have been treating our recording process like wine – the longer we spend on it, the better it will be,’’ Salazar says. ‘‘We are trying to be more than pop-punk. It’s been pretty natural for us to experiment more and branch out into other genres.’’
Surf N’ Ink runs from tomorrow until Sunday at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort (previously The Radisson Resort). Double Lined Minority play the festival on Sunday at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Singer Eddie Salazar and guitarist Blair Klein of Double Lined Minority.