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 Sacred Hearts
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?
SH: We are really looking forward to Moondoll 2022 – it was one of the first gigs that Sacred Hearts booked all the way back in 2021, and to finally be playing after months of anticipation is so exciting.
What does it mean to you to be playing Moondoll?
It’s wonderful to be playing alongside so many other great local alternative artists, it means a lot to be sharing the stage with bands who have similar ideals and aesthetics as us.
It’s a long day of music. What will you be doing to make sure you will still be standing come your set time?
We’re looking forward to playing in the afternoon so we don’t have to ensure we’re still alive and ready to play too late into the evening! More energy spent on seeing some of the other amazing acts later in the day.
Give me your Top 3 Festival survival tips.
Comfy shoes and a sturdy hat can’t be forgotten, and staying hydrated is the top priority.
Which band – other than yourself – do you think will get up to the most mischief on the day?
If by mischief you mean playing amazing music, we think Chiffon Magnifique, who makes absolutely ethereal darkwave music that we love.
What song do you think the crowd would want you to play to finish your set?
Sometimes we end our set with a familiar song, sometimes with a new song – it depends on how we feel on the day. We often like to close out with a high-energy song as it leaves the audience wanting more!
What song are you actually going to play?
Our set is a mix of old songs and new – and (if you’re lucky) maybe a sneaky cover of another incredible Aussie band.
What one song would you tell festival goers to listen to of yours, if they haven’t heard you play before?
Catholic Guilt – it’s our upcoming single and so much fun to play live.
Finally, what plans does your band have for the rest of 2022?
We are going to be releasing our next single very soon, and an EP to follow that. In the meantime, we’re playing lots of gigs around Brisbane so if you’re keen to keep up with what we’re doing, follow us on our socials to see where we are and where you can catch us next. Hope to see you around!