Keyboardist Wade Tarling says Medusazoa, the second album by his band Hip Waders, tackles some tough topics.

"It's all about relationships, and how they work or don't work."

Hip Waders, also made up of Jeff Kinsman on bass and Allan Brake on drums, play a melodic blend of pop, rock and jazz, with some improvisation.

"Some [of the tracks] involve a lot of risque topics, some are about dating and some are about marriage," said Tarling.

But Tarling admitted it may be a challenge for listeners to pick up on those themes through the band's all-instrumental album.  

"It's open to your own interpretation."

Have a listen to Wade Tarling and Jeff Kinsman's conversation with Heather Barrett on Weekend AM.

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