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Katana Cartel

When did you first start making music and what led you there? When I was around 15/16. I've always loved music, played guitar, practiced and eventually started wanting to be in my own band. Just looking up to other bands and wanting to write my own stuff helped me want to be in this field.

What have you been up to since you last hit the road? So, we recently returned from Adelaide and Bendigo and we have just been working on a few new songs which we're almost ready to release live soon which is very exciting. On a personal level, I have just been practising my craft and trying to improve.

What do you love about making music? Writing songs that people enjoy and relate to, and also that I enjoy playing too. We tend to write songs that we would want to hear as fans.

How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? We categorise ourselves as a metal band, our songs are very versatile and fun. We're around the traditional heavy metal, hard rock area. We got that sound by just playing and writing songs we as fans want to hear and just thought we'd share it.

What can we expect from your live shows? It’s energetic, loud and very interactive. We like to put on a show, we like to use synchronised movements and props sometimes. We’ve been described as refreshing, head-banging and exciting.

Katana Cartel will play Musicland on Saturday June 30 with Panik, K**tsquad and Turret with $10 entry on the door.