Electro-pop outfit Sunset City will headline the final Live at Bond for 2016 as well as release their new single Love Me with the Lights On. The Bond gig is part of the University’s Twilight Open Day which also features campus tours, art and architectural installations, food and drink and fireworks. Samantha Morris caught up with the band.
You’re relative new comers, can you give me a potted history?
We started in Burleigh Heads just over a year ago as a three piece, with Paul, Matt and Rob. After a month or so of jamming we started looking for a drummer and finally found Brady.
You’ve had tracks spun on Hot Tomato, ABC, SeaFm and 94.1FM and you gigs at Sounds of Sunday, Shark Bar and Surfers Paradise Live. What’s been your favourite gig?
Surfers Paradise Live, it was our first all ages show and it’s great to see the kids jumping up and down having a great time.
What’s unique about Sunset City?
Were a hybrid between the modern electronic world and a traditional band.
You’re known for the energy you bring to your live shows, how do you get up and perform even when you’ve had a crap day?
When it’s game time our only focus is on everyone there to see us. Our job as entertainers is to show our audience a great time and let them forget their problems for a while. Maybe they’ve had a crap day?
What can we expect from your Live at Bond show?
High energy and lots of surprises, we are pre-releasing a single off our upcoming album at the event.
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Sunset City play Live at Bond as part of the University’s Twilight Open Day on 23 July. The band start at 6.15pm with fireworks over the lake at 8.00pm.