Episode 115: Ambitious Lovers; Baptism Of Uzi

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Ambitious Lovers
Recorded by Cameron Smith.
Mixed by Cameron Smith.
Recorded at The Waiting Room on the 31st of May, 2014.

Ambitious Lovers, having formed 10 years ago, have only been active for three of those years, with most of their activity happening between 2007 to 2009, releasing 3 EP’s and a full length LP, having broken up the same night they released their last EP ‘Winter Got Warmer’. Midway through 2014, an invitation to perform was a chance to recreate their awkward and raw songs. It was their first gig in 5 years and played to small but extremely appreciative crowd at the Waiting Room. Though they still turn up playing occasionally in 2015, you can find Joel, who sings and plays ukulele, active in Spirit Bunny and Feet Teeth.

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Baptism Of Uzi
Recorded by Anthony Cornish.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Phoenix Public House on the 21st of April, 2012.

The band we are going to hear next are called Baptism Of Uzi. No, its not a gang of priests with machine guns, but a 4-piece band from the Eastern part of Geelong. Borrowing influences from bands such Black Sabbath and melding them with metronomic Krautrock rhythms of Can and Kraftwerk, their sound has seen them share stages with the likes of Michael Rother from Neu, Wavves & TV On The Radio, and produce two releases, their debut mini-album, titled Cassette, and the Stray Currents EP. This particular set was recorded back in 2012 in a inner-city Melbourne venue that existed for only 9 months, and captured the band transitioning from a quintet to a quartet.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 27 March 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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