Episode 126: HITS; Zeahorse

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HITS
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid on the 3rd of May, 2015.

The first band we’re going to hear from have a no-nonsense name that confidently describes the caliber of songs they write.
That band’s name is HITS. Having just celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band, they’ve lived more in that time than some bands would dare to imagine. With the twin guitar attack of Tamara Dawn and Stacey Coleman, vicious vocals from Dick Richards and solid backbone of Andy Buchanan and Gregor Mulvey, their live show effortlessly blow the minds of punters that come in contact with their extremely loud take on rock music. The latest record from HITS, 2014’s ‘Hikikomori’ was produced by legendary rock’n’roll figure Rob Younger, he of Radio Birdman and New Christs fame, and has been getting rave reviews from not only Australia, but Europe too. It was also longlisted for the 2014 Coopers Australian Music Prize. This particular set that we are about to listen to was captured at their 10th anniversary birthday show and is one of the finest documents of this bands live presence.

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Zeahorse
Recorded & Mixed by Ben Moore.
Recorded at FBi Radio’s 10th Birthday Celebrations at Carriageworks, Sydney on the 8th of September, 2013.

Having played relentlessly for the last 5 years all over the east coast of Australia, Zeahorse have gained a reputation for being one of the best live bands around Australia. They were nominated for best live act in the 2013 FBi SMAC awards, and have supported many incredible acts such as The Black Angels, Them Crooked Vultures, Jello Biafra, The Mark of Cain and the Hard Ons.
Their debut album Pools was released in 2013 to much critical acclaim, and went on to secure a North American release through Dine Alone Records in September last year.

Many thanks to Harvey O’Sullivan from FBi Radio’s Live Feed for his assistance.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 19 June 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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