Got The Life
The boys from Band Of Frequencies live on the beach, surf every day and get to play music for a living. Is there anything crap about their lives? If there is, they donâ€™t concentrate on it, says singer Shannon â€˜Solâ€™ Carroll, whoâ€™s fresh from Ash Grunwaldâ€™s bucks party in Byron Bay. In between doing cool stuff, Band Of Frequencies squeeze in other cool stuff, like playing the upcoming Kirra Surfstock Festival.
"We're really looking forward to it; it's going to be a great gig by the look of it. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the other bands who are playing too. It's going to be good playing there. I was conceived in Kirra â€¦ so it'll be good to go home again,â€ Sol jokes.
â€œWe're really grateful to be able to play these festivals and share the bill with a lot of amazing artists. We're playing another one called Golden Days in Coolum (Nov. 6) â€¦ and we're looking forward to that one as well. So in the next two weeks there'll be two great festivals with good line-ups, for good causes and good information to be passed around to the community. It's really a blessing to be asked to be a part of it.â€
Aside from the awesome line-up of Gavin Donigerâ€™s Mescalito Blues and Tokyo Beef to name a few, the two-day Kirra Surfstock Festival is aiming to raise awareness of coastal management issues affecting Gold Coast surfing spots.
â€œThey've been lobbying to get Kirra Point back in action and get the sand pumping shifted so it's a good cause. It's been a long time since Kirra's been in form as a surf break ... it's just not the same as it used to be.â€
Band Of Frequencies have been working on a new album for the past 18 months and hope to get it out early next year. Sol says although the band wonâ€™t be debuting any new stuff at Kirra, theyâ€™re preparing a killer set.
â€œWe've got an exciting set lined up; we'll be playing with Dave Atkins and he's a monster drummer. Plus thereâ€™ll be a few other surprises. But we don't want to let the cat out of the bag.â€
Catch Band Of Frequencies at the Kirra Surfstock Festival on November 13. The festival is an alcohol-free event.