You’ll be performing at Oppikoppi’s 21st birthday this year. What does it mean to the band to be a part of this significant occasion?
It’s significant because it’s our tenth birthday as Desmond. Ten years ago this December, the four of us got together for the first time ever in Doug’s bedroom and started making music together.

What can fans expect from your Oppi set?
We’re going to try and represent our last ten years as a band quite nicely, so [we will] play stuff from the whole back catalogue, a bunch of new stuff, and some weird old classics.

You recently opened for Portugal. The Man (PTM) at Kirstenbosch Gardens. What was that experience like?
It was great, the venue must be one of the best music venues in the world [with] such a beautiful landscape. Being huge PTM fans, it was obviously a great moment for us to be there with them.


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