Episode 88: Gazar Strips; Boiled Dwarf

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Gazar Strips
Recorded by SLAM Sound.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane. 21 June 2014.

Gazar Strips, a band that released a 12” EP called, Sparkling, back in April on Sonic Masala records. A label that has released a lot of great contemporary Australian alternative rock bands from a very wide net – sonically speaking
Gazar Strips sit somewhere between the vivacious detachment of The Cure and the dour rock of Echo and The Bunnymen, but they play in a way that sounds like they’ve taken a few cues from the recent Swans records. Gazar Strips take the opportunity to play with the dynamics and indulge in an unrelenting wall of noise, only briefly.

-Listen to ‘Sparkling’ on the Sonic Masala Bandcamp.

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Boiled Dwarf
Recorded by Dusty Anastassiou.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Grace Darling, Melbourne. 13 July 2014.

Boiled Dwarf was formed as a reason to reunite some of the main members of the bands Above Ground Pool and Bamboo Sel – Bek Moore who is best known for her group Clag, Mia Schoen who also played in Molasses and Sleepy Township but is now better known for her Visual Art, as well as Julian Williams who currently plays under the name Inevitable Orbit and does many other creative things. They were joined by Dusty Anatassiou on drums, who was there to launch his own recently released EP.

-Julian’s new band ‘Inevitable orbit’ has a tape out now on Albert’s Basement, you can listen to it on Bandamp.

-Bek’s latest project, ‘Scrabbled’, has a debut album out on cassette thru Virtual Cool.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 19 September 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

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