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The music industry needs more bands like Suburbiasuburbia.

Bands who sing music about real life happenings that others might shy away from, but adding a touch of humour and individuality in the process.

Playing a fusion of hard rock and blues that the band has described as “raspy, passionate screams from your next door neighbour’s garage as he cuts his hand off with a chainsaw” (a great definition in anyone’s books), Suburbiasuburbia have plied their trade over the last couple of years, releasing 13 tracks and two albums and building a steadily growing fan base despite obvious restrictions.

With a plan to release music roughly every eight weeks, Suburbiasuburbia launch that goal with new single Swifty Goes To The Shops, a simply named song about… a simple task.

Frontman Tony Townsend joined HEAVY in an entertaining chat about the song and more.

Much more.

“We all know a Swifty,” he pointed out. “He’s either gaunt with a footy jersey on and a pair of shorts, or he’s got a flannelette shirt on and a pair of jeans and a beanie. We all know him. It’s about someone who’s been in lockdown for weeks and weeks and he’s just going to the shop to buy some enjoyment and some relief. He’s over beer so where does he go? He goes for some plant residue! So its straight down to get a $20 bag and you know what, he doesn’t even wait until he gets home. He just smokes the lot!”

In the full interview we run through Australian rock and blues history, Suburbiasuburbia’s sound and where it comes from, the relatable nature of the band’s music, keeping humour in music, connecting with your roots, future music and more.

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