Ep 261 – Tom Lyngcoln; Eyes Ninety

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Tom Lyngcoln

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Our first set is by Tom Lyngcoln and as a punter at this festival was one of my most anticipated acts of the line up. Tom Lyngcoln is a stalwart of the Australian music scene as a member of the beloved Nation Blue, Pale Heads and the phenomenal Harmony.  

A veteran of being in bands, a solo artist is something that Tom never intended to be but came out of necessity. He tells the story that he was performing solo shows to keep sharp and was performing songs from his bands. They didn’t really suit a solo performance so he wrote songs to suit a solo act which would then become his debut album Doming Home. An album that is so raw and natural you can hear him walk around the room, its a record that feels alive and his live performance is truly special.

Just a man and a guitar, creating walls of noise before snapping into crushing silence. 

Eyes Ninety

Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Next up we have a blistering set by Brisbane legends Eyes Ninety, who are a band that formed in 2014 and released their debut album, aptly titled ‘Eyes Ninety’, in 2015 through Swashbuckling Hobo Records.

They have been playing around the Brisbane scene and spreading their punk riffs and energetic live set damn everywhere. The group is comprised of Tom, Ben, Rick & Xavier, and they will hit you with waves of garage punk that force you to be scraped off the floor. They finally unleashed the awaited second release in 2018 and that album was the fantastic ‘Glaucoma Chameleon’.

It sounds like Eyes Ninety, but there is still a bit of difference that obviously sits well with the band as they grow and boy is it a fun ride.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16th of December 2018.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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Ep 260 – Nova Scotia and Air Jordans

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Nova Scotia

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Nova Scotia are a Brisbane band that I thought I’d only ever hear about.  Every time they came up it was always with a reverence and a hint of dismay as I was informed they don’t really play anymore. Well that all changed with a reformation of sorts at 2018’s Sonic Masala Fest.

Nova Scotia have been absent from the Brisbane scene for about 6 and a half years after their release in 2011 aptly titled Nova Scotia. Their rock and punk sensibilities are delivered with intensity intertwined with positive sounding riffs that make you feel stoked to be in the presence of music.

With lead vocalist Scott moving to Melbourne this was a chance for diehard fans to get a long lost glimpse of one of their favourites and the crowd was heaving for their set. They were a force to be reckoned with on this reformed show, while they said it was the last you truly never know.

Air Jordans

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

They released their debut recording 2 days before this gig and they have had one epic year. Their first show was at Sonic Masala 2017 after forming earlier that year and they played consistently throughout this period leading up to this gig. Air Jordans is comprised of a whole bunch of different musical talents with every member sharing the vocals. The band was intended to have a no-wave sound but definitely has a bit of pop thrown in there for good measure. Their debut album MoNstEr jAM was seven tracks of fun interlocking guitar, walls of noise and heart warming harmonies with still plenty of head banging intensity.  This show sees a possible hiatus for the band as one of the vocalists and guitarist is leaving the bright lights of Brisbane to the city of Melbourne but boy did they turn it on for this set.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 9th of December 2018.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 259: Port Royal & Elder

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Port Royal

Recorded & mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 6th July 2018

Brisbane rock n’ roll revivalists Port Royal formed in 2015. Their current line up consists of Lawson Doyle on guitar and vocals, Liam Morton on lead guitar, Chase Brodie on bass and Connor Arnold on drums. They unleashed their debut EP The Express in May, 2016 which earned them support slots for The Delta Riggs, Cherry Dolls and Wolfmother.

2017 saw the release of single “Get Heavy” which landed in 2nd place in the 4ZZZ Hot 100 countdown of 2018. Playing a host of dates across the east coast of Australia earned them an enthusiastic following. The Love, Passion, Satisfaction EP was released in August 2018 with a heavy run of touring to support.

 

Elder

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Elder are Matt Burton on vocals and guitar, Thomas White on bass and vocals and Talia Bond on Drums. Their debut single “Vagabond” gained strong radio support soon after its release in December, 2017. Since then they have shared bills around Brisbane with Andrew Tuttle, Good Boy, Chakra Efendi and Yukon Era (NZ).

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 7th of October 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 258: Harmon & Slumlawwd

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Harmon

Recorded & mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 27th July 2018

Harmon is the musical project of singer and multi instrumentalist Harmon Ferret. Growing up surrounded by music and developing his sound from many hours spent in the home studio, he released his first single “Nerve” at the age of 17. 2018 has seen the Brisbane based musician  release two more singles in “Wasting Time” and “A New Colour.”

 

Slumlawwd

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Slumlawwd is the brainchild of Brisbane favourites We All Want To bassist Scott Mercer. With tongue firmly in cheek, Slumlawwd is experimental in both performance and production. The band released their debut EP Manifestering Destiny in August 2018.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 30th of September 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 257: The Gametes

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The Gametes

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at the Foundry, Brisbane, 25th August 2018

Forming in 2017, the Gametes are Tom Harden on guitar and vocals, Charles Deicke on guitar, Hunter Davis on bass and John Beckinsale on Drums. The Brisbane 4 piece have supported the likes of Jacuzzi Boys (USA) and Chakra Efendi with their unique, audio-visual based live show.

Combining outrageous costumes and quirky stage projections with their polyrhythmic surf punk sound, the Gametes have created an enthralling piece of performance art, earning them a reputations as one of Brisbane’s best live bands. Their debut LP The Astronomical Calamities Of Comet Jones was released in August 2018 by local indie label Coolin’ By Sound.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 23rd of September 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 256: Regurgitator & TV Haze

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Photos: Tracie Tee (R) Zo Damage (TVH)

Regurgitator

Recorded & mixed by Greg Jard
Recorded at The Tivoli, Brisbane, 25th August 2018

Brisbane’s own Regurgitator formed in 1994 originally as a side project for members Quan Yeomans (guitar, vocals), Ben Ely (bass, vocals) and Martin Lee (drums). Quickly signing to Warner, the band released 2 EP’s before their first full length Tu-Plang in 1996. Following up with Unit a year later, The ‘Gurge solidified themselves as Australia’s premier alternative rock band.  

A slew of ARIA’s, a new drummer (Front End Loaders’ Peter Kostic), a reality TV show, a best of and a whole heap of record sales followed. The band have released a total of 10 studio albums with their latest Headroxx released in August 2018 through Valve Records, a label run by longtime manager Paul Curtis.

 

TV Haze

Recorded & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

TV Haze are Dylan Stewart on guitar/bass/vocals, Andy Hayden on bass/guitar and Sarah Thompson on drums. Forming in 2015, the Melbournians have already released 3 albums over 18 months, the last of which, Circle The Sun, was released in April 2018 through Poison City Records. Their sound takes a soulful and nostalgic journey back into sepia-toned, hook filled indie rock.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16th of September 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 255: MOD CON & Whalehouse

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Photos: Justin Edwards

MOD CON

Recorded by  Kelly Schinkel & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 18th August 2018

Originally playing as the alt-country band Palm Springs, MOD CON is the collaborative project of Erica Dunn, Sara Retallick and Raquel Solier. “Do It Right Margo” – The first single from this new incarnation was released in late 2017 via Poison City, and the band have been on the rise ever since, putting out their debut LP Modern Convenience in the first half of 2018.

 

Whalehouse

Recorded & mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at the Foundry, Brisbane, 6th July 2018

Born and bred Brisbane band Whalehouse are a new wave punk outfit influenced by the likes of Devo, The B-52’s and Blondie. Zoe Wilson, Amy-Rose Lawson and Sonya Chamberlain became friends in high school and began playing together soon thereafter. They have shared the stage with L..A. Witch, Iron Chic, WAAX, Velociraptor and The Orwells.

Released in early 2018, their debut single “Sexy Whale Beach Party”, produced by Aidan Hogg (WAAX, Landings) and mixed by Miro Mackie (Cold War Kids, St. Vincent, Bishop Briggs), received much love from community radio and is the perfect introduction into the Whalehouse world.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 2nd of September 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 254: 2017 BIGSOUND Special ft: High-tails, WAAX & Machine Age

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Photo: Etch Mate (HT) Ian Laidlaw (W) Jess Gleeson (MA)

High-tails

Recorded by Sam Lowe & mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Ric’s Big Backyard, Brisbane, 7th September 2017

 

WAAX

Recorded by Eileen Tierny & mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at the Brightside Outdoor Stage, Brisbane,7th September 2017

 

Machine Age

Recorded by Caitlin Selder & mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at the Foundry, Brisbane,7th September 2017

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 26th of August 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 253: Horror My Friend & Ultrafeedy

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Photo: Ashleigh Apples (HMF) Trace McLean (UF)

Horror My Friend

Recorded by Branko Cosic & mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at the Woolly Mammoth Alehouse, Brisbane, 10th January 2018

Adelaide guitar heroes Horror My Friend summon the spirit of alternative rock and shoe gaze, whilst breaking new ground and embedding themselves firmly in the present. Consisting of Josh Battersby, Tom Gordon & Sam Kolesnik, the trio put out 2014’s A Million Hands EP before signing to Poison City Records and releasing their debut album Stay In / Do Nothing in 2016.

During this time, Horror My Friend have supported likes of Die! Die! Die! (NZ), Pity Sex (USA), Violent Soho, The Cribs (UK) and Swervedriver (USA), as well as performing at Groovin’ The Moo, Yours & Owls Festival, Bigsound, Blurst of Times and Poison City Weekender. The band have followed up their debut with a string of critically acclaimed singles, all released through Poison City.

 

Ultrafeedy

Recorded & mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at the Triffid, Brisbane, 20th July 2018

Ultrafeedy are a 3 piece rock band hailing from Brisbane’s northern suburbs. Since their self titled EP release in 2014, the band have been steadily honing their craft whilst putting on energetic live performances. 2017 saw the release of their first long player Aggressive Sincerity, paying homage to the 90’s socal punk and desert rock scenes.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 12th of August 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 252: RACKETT

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RACKETT

Recorded & mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at the Foundry, Brisbane, 6th July 2018

RACKETT are made up of Bec Callander on guitar and vocals, Kat Ayala on lead guitar, Ally Gavin on bass, and Astrid Holz on drums. Based in Sydney, the band have been steadily rising since their inception in 2016, releasing their debut EP Ready Or Not in 2017 with Dave Hammer (Washington, Thundamentals, Born Lion) producing.

Since then Rackett have played in major theatres and festivals throughout Australia, receiving regular airplay on community radio and reaching the finals of the inaugural VB Hard Yards competition in 2017. They have supported the likes of DZ Deathrays, The Darkness, Killing Heidi and Bleached, also appearing at  Groovin the Moo (2018), Festival of the Sun and Secret Garden Festival.

In early 2018 the band released two singles Alive and Space Cadet, which they produced, recorded and mixed themselves. This show was taken from a run of dates in support of the latter and showcases the bands captivating live performances.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29th of July 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.