Northern Rock with THE BRAZILIANS

“We grew up in our own bubble I guess”, explained Todd Macalpine, vocalist, and guitarist for Far North Queensland outfit The Brazilians, “and I guess that’s why we have a fairly distinct sound. We’re very much a Gordonvale band – which is a little town in FNQ – amongst the cane fields. There’s a sugar mill and four pubs – most of which we have played at when the band first formed. There’s no noise restrictions because of the mill across the road (laughs) so we have our amps as loud as we want”!

In the full interview Todd discusses the bands debut album Delta and how living in the tropics has affected its sound, the feel they were going for musically, how hard it is as a band coming from Cairns, the current music scene up there, the fear of trying to cram too much into a debut release and how to counter that, where the name actually came from and more.

Written by Kris Peters

Kris has been writing freelance for about 20 years. Kris always found his taste in music a little too eclectic for the mainstream market but has found his niche writing for HEAVY. Based in Brisbane, Kris also runs a promotions company, KSP Productions.

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