We spoke to Sutherland ahead of their Park Acoustics performance.

How has your EP, “The Invisible”, been received? Has the feedback been great?

As far as we know “The Invisible” has been received really well by people that know of us and by those who have recently found out about us. People really seem to be enjoying it which feels really great.

In terms of finding inspiration for songs, do you look for anything or do you take it in moments? And also, who’s in charge of primary song-writing?

Generally speaking we find inspiration in moments or situations we find ourselves in, in everyday life… you know, the kinds of things that most people go through. We all chip in and contribute to song writing a lot with different ideas and Misty tends to find a way to put all the pieces together.

Who would you like to work with in terms of band collaborations? Name one South African act and one international one.

There are so many super talented bands coming out of SA at the moment so it’s hard to say. Internationally speaking I think if we had to get together with a band like Hundred Waters we would come up with something way too cool.

Do you have a favourite performance? Where was it and what happened?

This year was the first time we had the chance to experience Oppikoppi from the performance side of things. We’ve had a lot of really great memorable shows, but Koppi seems to be at the top of the list at the moment. Ren somehow managed to cause on of the fans to bleed during a product toss. Sorry bro!

What can we expect from your upcoming Park Acoustics performance?

The show will be a lil trip through a bunch of different feelings… But it’ll be a lot of fun too! Perhaps we’ll even play a new song.

Who are some of your favourite international artists and acts? We’ve heard the more obscure they are the better but personally we’re having a thing for Hanson again.

Hanson? Haha. Nice! Between the three of us we listen to a huge variety of pretty strange artists which we’ll always end up taking influence from in one way or another. At the moment, to name a few of the better known artists, they’d be Hundred Waters, Dan Croll and Wildcat! Wildcat!

What do you do in your spare time, besides being awesome?

Spare time? What is that? Between the three of us there is loads of studying, working, other music projects and some D.I.Y. building projects going on. Oh and watching loads of the other talent that SA has to offer.

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