EP 180: Eyes Ninety; A Country Practice

Eyes Ninety

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Photo by Glan Schenau

Recorded by Nell Forster
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 27th of May 2016.

Kicking it off in 2014, Eyes Ninety make erratic garage that dabbles into punk, post-punk and classic Australian rock ‘n’ roll. Their members are a part of a few renowned Brisbane bands such as The Standing 8 Counts, Chinese Burns and Eat Laser Scumbag!, however Eyes Ninety are their own beast. With furious bass and guitar lines backed by upbeat drumming that keeps the pace, vocalist Tom Beaumont shouts and screams with various levels of energy while the second guitar detaches itself almost completely from the rest of the group and carves its own path which makes you uncomfortably unsure if the band is either about to erupt into chaos or dwindle down into nothingness. It’s this feeling of uncertainty that creates such a bubbling atmosphere of energy that makes Eyes Ninety the great band that they are.  In 2015, they released their self-titled debut album through Swashbuckling Hobo Records, which features 9 tracks of sharp lo-fi production that suits the band’s aesthetics to a ‘T’.

A Country Practice

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Photo by Steven Schnorrer

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Joel Saunders
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

A Country Practice is a family band playing songs that draw on their childhood growing up in the rural Lockyer Valley. Stories of droughts, cattle farming and summer storms feature throughout.  The three piece of husband-wife Joel & Kelly and brother Andrew, wrap their simple nylon string guitar ballads in hazy broken electronic beats and melodies and the sort of vocal harmonies you’d expect from family members.  A Country Practice was formed out of the ashes of Ambitious Lovers, which were featured in Episode 115 of Live Delay.  

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 2nd of October 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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