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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 Skunkbone

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?

SB: It’s certainly been crazy. While we have managed some smaller shows, we are definitely looking forward to taking the stage at a larger event like MoonDoll!

What does it mean to you to be playing Moondoll? 

Skunkbone launched publicly less than 12 months ago, and MoonDoll represents what is likely our biggest show to date. With headline acts of this caliber, we can scarcely believe we’re on the same show! There is so much talent from QLD, Australia, and internationally on this one that we are proud to be part of it.

It’s a long day of music. What will you be doing to make sure you will still be standing come your set time? 

When it comes to big festivals, whether as a fan or a performer it’s always essential to pace yourself. There is so much to see in addition to our own set, and we want to catch as much of it as we can.

Give me your Top 3 Festival survival tips. 

1 – Be sure to keep some food in your belly

2 – Don’t go too hard on the beers too soon

3 – Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

Which band – other than yourself – do you think will get up to the most mischief on the day? 

Kaosis are always a hell of a show. I have no doubt they will be getting up to all sorts of crazy antics before and during their set.

What song do you think the crowd would want you to play to finish your set? 

Probably either “Velvet Sky” or “Endoscopy”

What song are you actually going to play? 

People will have to stick around and find out! 

What one song would you tell festival goers to listen to of yours, if they haven’t heard you play before?

“Endoscopy”. It’s the first single we dropped, and we feel like it’s a great distillation of what Skunkbone is all about.

Finally, what plans does your band have for the rest of 2022? 

Currently our plans are to ease back on the gigging schedule and focus on writing and recording demos for our second album. While our first album “Infirmity” only came out in November, we have a bunch of ideas we want to get to work on and start that writing/recording process again! 

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