After the debacle that causes the music industry to shut down last year, Brisbane’s Moondoll Festival returns this weekend, June 4, at the Mansfield Tavern, spread over 2 stages and featuring a great selection of rock, punk and metal guaranteed to appeal to music lovers of all tastes.
As part of HEAVY’s ongoing support of Moondoll, we asked some of the bands playing a list of questions to help get you acquainted with the bands before they take the stage.
Today we speak with Indiana Bones
HEAVY: Moondoll 2022 is nearly upon us. Does it seem surreal that after all of the events of the last 2 years you will finally get to take the stage?
IB: Yes! I was originally booked to play with my band, Wakan Phoenix, but in that time my drummer moved overseas, so here I am, naked and afraid (and excited)!
What does it mean to you to be playing Moondoll?
It’s a festival I’ve admired for years, the best independent festival around! It’s a culmination of so much amazing talent and support from the artistic community.
It’s a long day of music. What will you be doing to make sure you will still be standing come your set time?
Thankfully I’m on close to the start, so I don’t have to worry about that for too long. I may well be watching the last bands from the floor.
Give me your Top 3 Festival survival tips.
Be yourself, have fun and stay hydrated!
Which band – other than yourself – do you think will get up to the most mischief on the day?
Your Man Alex Smith is always up to loveable mischief!
What song do you think the crowd would want you to play to finish your set?
I think there’ll be a few fans of my band there, so it might be a Wakan Phoenix song. Or a badass cover, I can’t decide.
What song are you actually going to play?
I’m doing a Rage Against The Machine cover, on slide guitar.
What one song would you tell festival goers to listen to of yours, if they haven’t heard you play before?
Wanted Man, my latest single.
Finally, what plans does your band have for the rest of 2022?
This is it! The last chance to see the old boy before I go hibernate and write and record.