shows: Ma­tur­ing Mi­nor­ity’s Surf’ N’ Ink gig .....................

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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.

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