Episode 89: Shrapnel; Orion

Shrapnel live in Brisbane. Photo by Glen Schenau http;//blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

Shrapnel live in Brisbane. Photo by Glen Schenau http;//blanketcanvassing.blogspot.com.au

Shrapnel
Recorded by Dusty Anastassiou.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at 107 Projects, Sydney. 19 July 2014.

Shrapnel is the solo synth pop project of Sydney-sider Sam Wilkinson, perhaps better known for his involvement in bands such as: Day Ravies, King Tears Mortuary and Mope City. ‘Tobacco Dreams’ is his debut release on Tenth Court records, a bedroom-pop album that does a fine job showing that Sam is one of those multi-talented kind of guys that’s helping further blur the line of song-writer and producer.

-Listen to ‘Tobacco Dreams’ on the Tenth Court Bandcamp.

Orion live at The Square in Sydney.

Orion live at The Square in Sydney.

Orion
Recorded by Dusty Anastassiou.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at 107 Projects, Sydney. 19 July 2014.

Comprising of members of the equally dearly departed Whores and Oily Boys, Orion take up the quieter, more melodic moments hinted on that latter band’s debut EP, Majesty. They sit somewhere between the arty post punk of Naked on The Vague and the slightly less arty post punk of Constant Mongrel. In fact, some songs have an almost Orange Juice kind of suave.

Check out some live footage of Orion courtesy of Jaz Brooking on Youtube.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 26 September 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

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