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music Rocking out with Rudely Interrupted Rock band Rudely Interrupted has released its fifth album, R udely Interrupted has been producing its unique brand of Indie Rock since 2006. The band features Rory Burnside as lead singer and keyboard player, Love You Till I Die, and has recently returned from a whirlwind Rohan Brooks on guitar, Sam Beke as community, the talented band is challenging the mainstream Josh Hogan on drums. European tour. Known as a favourite among the disability music world. Guitarist Rohan Brooks spoke to Music Writer Anthea Skinner about the band’s latest adventures. backing dancer and bass player, and In 2008, Rudely Interrupted became the first independent band to receive an invitation to perform at the United Nations in New York City and they later returned to the United States of America to perform at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC. In 2009 the band independently released their Australian Film Institute nominated documentary and appeared on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks.  The band last spoke to Link after the release of their fourth album, I am Alive. Shortly after that Rohan was involved in an accident which left him with 14 titanium pins in his foot and over a year of recovery. The band used the down-time well, writing and rehearsing heavily in preparation for the release of Love You Till I Die. “We’ve been working, recording and writing demos and working in the studio a lot,” Rohan said. “Our songs went through a lot of writing and re-writing. We’ll rehearse the new tunes and change the arrangements as we move towards crafting the songs; it’s been quite a luxury as we’ve had the time to really work our music and create the best Left to right: Rudely Interrupted's Josh, Rory, Sam and Rohan. possible record we can. It was kind of frustrating, but the outcome we feel, speaks for itself.” Love You Till I Die was produced by Greg Wales. 54 music