A vagabond grunge-rock band from the Gold Coast focused on raw power and blistering energy, with songs written about love, travel and heartbreak, say hello to Dawn Of Dusk.
Fronted by singer and guitarist Petar Zabic, Dawn Of Dusk have released a new single 'IN2U' that will feature on the group's forthcoming album, due early February.
Their influences range from Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and The Stone Roses with emphasis on funk/ soul grooves and classic rock tropes.
Who is Dawn Of Dusk... My name Petar Zabic and I reside on the Gold Coast, and it's my 37th birthday in a couple of weeks, yahoo! I started gigging as a solo act around 2014 under the banner of ZabicaMusica, and things kinda developed from there.
We sound like... Predominantly in a songwriting sense, definitely, indelibly and everything from Chris Cornell. I draw a lot of influence from Temple Of The Dog, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden.
Our first gig was... I think our first real gig was at The Loft on Chevron Island (Gold Coast), and it was a very intimate gig, which I love, and all acoustic. Songs were very stripped back and still being developed.
When did you settle on the group's name, and was it a unanimous decision... I vividly remember, ZabicaMusica were the last act to perform at a multicultural festival in Beenleigh; it was winter, getting dark fast. We had three more songs to perform, then the stage lights short-circuited, went out – Dawn Of Dusk was birthed, no questions asked.
In the studio I usually... am very grateful. I love being in the studio. All positive vibes and fun is the game. We work pretty intensely. Thank you Studio One 16.
If we could tour with anyone... There so many great, thriving local acts making a profound impression on the local scene, hard to choose. But my dream tour? Definitely on tour with Eddie Vedder.
Social media is... Too much sometimes and funny.
My favourite app at the moment is... The new APRA AMCOS app is great, extremely handy. I love Night Sky, I love space, planets and aliens.
To date, my most embarrassing moment was the time... I hate losing my voice really early in the set. I've learnt from those experiences.
Life on the road can be... Now that restrictions have been lifted and things are returning to normal, an opportunity to get on the road in the new year would be rad. I love to travel, why not do it playing music.
If you'll have us on your bill, all we ask is that our rider contains... A six pack will do me fine. I love dark chocolate. I don't demand too much.
The most scary scenario I've found myself in, was... Driving to my own EP launch, ferrying a lot of gear. My car broke down, so I had to get my car towed and tow myself to the venue. Frustrating, but I made it through. Memorable.
What celebrity/ famous person would you love to be spokesperson of the band... I don't get too star-struck; I'm a huge Iron Maiden fan, so probably Bruce Dickinson.
If you had to live in a city abroad, where would you choose and why? A destination that has sparked a fond interest, it would be London. Through our gigs we have been supporting a wonderful charity over there; the SameYou Charity. They passionately work towards immediate neurorehabilitation and recovery access after brain injury and stroke.
Three people you'd like to invite around for a dinner party... I'd love to have dinner with my Dad again, no one else would even compare.
If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us? I love cooking pasta dishes. I'm getting better at that. Guilt free carbonara.
No matter the expense, send me a case of... Inspiration, great riffs, a dose of life experiences for the next album.
The last time I saw the inside of a gym was... It was a gym in Vancouver, that was last year.
What's the one chore you dislike the most? Vacuuming.
Do you have any phobias? A giant bat swooped me once, I was never the same again.
Would you ever partake in a reality show? No! I hate them, they suck!
If you could prank any of your friends, who's your target, and how are you bringing them down? I'm not a prankster. I feel bad when someone gets pranked, honestly.