Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with Poison Oak.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
POISON OAK: To be honest we have not really been affected in North Queensland Australia. I guess we live in a lucky part of the world.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
POISON OAK: Yeah, we have continuously been working on new music, especially during the pandemic. It’s been a great time to consolidate new songs, without the pressure of playing shows.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
POISON OAK: We didn’t get a chance to play any shows before the lockdown.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
POISON OAK: Not at the moment, things are pretty much all opened up here in Townsville where we live, and we have a few live shows lined up.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
POISON OAK: Yeah, I think it will, because people also want to go out and see music despite what is going on. People will keep making art and music and this won’t stop them.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
POISON OAK: Check us out on Spotify or any other listening service. All we want is for people to listen to our music… and they might just like it.