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The Dollar Bill Murrays

When did you first start making music and what led you there? Rachit Moti (drums): I posted on Reddit way back in 2015 to find some like-minded musicians that wanted to create something new together, and towards 2016 we made the project a real thing and released an EP later that year.

Tell us about your new single ‘The Shape You Take’. What is the story behind it? What inspired it? Felix Lindgren (vocals & guitar): The song is about connection and intimacy, and it came about from a living room argument I had. How we were moving, the energy we were expressing and the shape we were taking was important and captured the true motives of both of us at the time.

What do you love about making music? R: My favourite part of making music is that it allows people to invite you into their lives. If they like your music then it’s the soundtrack to their day. And also, seeing people in different cities dance and sing along to your music is a totally unmatched feeling.

How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? R: It’s evolving, we’re really not afraid to move around within our sound. Originally we were geared towards alternative and desert-rock vibes, but over the last year or so we’ve incorporated a few different influences and we’re getting a little more dance-y but still heavy and fun.

What can we expect from your live shows? F: We definitely put a lot of energy into our live shows and often end up having a lot of crowd interaction. The immediacy and unpredictability of the live experience is something that lends itself to natural variation in what we do.

The Dollar Bill Murrays will launch ‘The Shape You Take’ at The Gasometer Hotel on Saturday June 16, with The Vacant Smiles, KÖDA and Franjapan coming in as support. Tickets are available via Oztix.