EP 174: Coda Conduct; Valley 109

Coda Conduct

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Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mastered by Andrew Edgson
Recorded at Carriageworks as part of the FBi SMAC Awards, Sydney, 10th January 2016.

Originally from Canberra but now living in Sydney, members Erica and Sally are winning fans all over with their high energy performances and engaging brand of hip hop. Drawing inspirations from the early millennial sounds of artists like Missy Elliot, Coda Conduct combine driving percussion with their clever lyricism, dexterous flow, and tongue in cheek humour to create one of the most interesting duos in the Australian music scene. They’ve supported fellow Australian hip hop stars Tkay Maidza, Thundamentals, Citizen Kay, as wel as hip hop heavyweight Pharoahe Monch. With one EP, and another on the way shortly, Coda Conduct are on their way up in the hip hop scene.

Valley 109

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Zoo, Brisbane, 25th February 2016. 

Formerly known as Gamla Stan, This four piece are like the superheros the world never knew they needed. Operating under the alter egos Reverend Randy Bourbon, Boxcar Knight, Dusty Trails, and Phil Beats, with each member they bring their own unique traits and a style together to achieve their main goal of bringing back the classic pub rock sound. So far they have released two EP’s titled ‘Gateway Drug’ and ‘Thou Shalt Rock’, and currently they have been hard at work recording tracks at Airlock Studios in Brisbane’s north-side for their third release, and first under their new name due sometime in the near future. With songs like SNAG, and their big rock sound, Valley 109 are destined to win the hearts of every schooner smashing, parmi loving Australian in this fair land.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21st August 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

 

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EP 172: Gold Class; Pale Heads

Gold Class

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Recorded by Tom Strode
Mixed by Tom Strode
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 28th December 2015.

Starting in Melbourne in 2014, Gold Class has had a rapid rise to where they are today. In two years, they have released a 7 inch, written, recorded and released their debut album ‘Its You’ via well known tastemaker label Spunk Records here in Australia, as well as scoring an international release through Felte Records for the US and Europe. Their sound has drawn comparisons to bands from the UK’s post-punk beginnings like Joy Division and The Cure.

 

Pale Heads

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Recorded by Alicia Saye
Mixed by Alicia Saye
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne, 2nd of June 2016.

Pale Heads are a punk rock super-power formed from several pieces of DNA from Melbourne’s underground scene including members from The Nation Blue, The Drones, Batpiss, and BANG! BANG! AIDS!. They are fast, loud and straight to the point punk rock, which has made it easily for them to slip into the roster of legendary Australian label Poison City for the release of their first album ‘Headless’ which was released in May 2015.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 7th August 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 161: Flowertruck; Tiger Choir

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Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan
Recorded at Oxford Art Factory (Volumes 2015), Sydney, 29th August 2015.

Blossoming out of the luscious Sydney music scene, Flowertruck are all about bright jangly guitars, captivating synth melodies, and honesty with their lyricism. Their latest shows include support slots for Bad Dreems, Methyl Ethyl, Sticky Fingers, and Major Leagues, and in early 2016 they released their EP Dirt through the legendary Spunk Records label. Their cheerful sounding tunes and straightforward, truthful song writing will leave you in a state of happiness that can only be delivered via Flowertruck.

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 12th September 2015

Coming from the somewhat secluded island state of Tasmania, Tiger Choir create soundscapes as rich and luxurious as their surroundings. They elegantly combine swirling synth lines, prickly and sporadic guitars and deep bass lines with big choruses that you can’t help but shout along with. Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 29th April 2016.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 8th May 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 156: The Drones; BATPISS

The Drones

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Recorded by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mixed by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mastered by Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS Fm Studios, Melbourne, 2nd February 2016.

Starting all the way back in 1997 in Perth, Western Australia, The Drones have been crafting iconic Australian rock songs for almost 20 years. They have released 6 studio albums, 4 live albums, 2 EP’s, as well as 2 Live DVDs. They’ve received nominations for almost every accolade possible in the Australian music scene as well as having their single “Shark Fin Blues” considered the best Australian Song by a number of prolific Australian contemporary songwriters.

BATPISS

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Recorded by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mixed by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mastered by Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS Fm Studios, Melbourne, 4th February 2016.

As you can probably guess from their name, BATPISS produce a rigid and unyielding cataclysm of dirge rock; spanning doom, sludge, punk, drone and spiritual styles. They’ve released one cassette, and two full length albums as well as touring Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia in their short 4-year career. Their 2015 Album Biomass captures a band willing to explore the parameters of heaviness, emotion, story-telling, and power within their 3 sided pain-cage.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 20th March 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 154: Scraps; Ela Stiles

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Recorded by Josh Watson
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Grand Central Hotel, 12th December 2015.

Describing herself as a “Z-grade Madonna from Venus, Texas, controlling a microcosm of Yamahas and synthetic electro-machines”, Scraps is the moniker for local Brisbane artist Laura Hill. Starting in 2006 with little more than a small keyboard she got given as a gift, Scraps has released numerous recordings in various formats and has lit dance floors not only in Australia, but around the world as well. She also crafts her own merch from t-shirts to tote bags

Ela Stiles

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Recorded by Josh Watson & Mino Peric.
Mixed by Josh Watson
Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane,  4th April 2014. 

You might know Ela Stiles from some of the bands she’s played in over the last couple of years: Songs and Bushwalking. It was the band Songs which she began with Max Doyle that saw her focus shift from modelling to music. She’s been a member of Songs since 2007 and Bushwalking started as a psych three-piece that she originally formed to work on her solo songs. It turned out to be more of a band than a solo project and they released their second LP ‘No Enter’ in September 2013. In 2014, Ela released her debut self-titled solo record on Bedroom Suck Records which which displays her discovering her vocal talents through experimentation.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 6th March 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 153: White Lodge; Mope City

White Lodge 

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, December 19th 2015.

Forming in the quaint gold coast suburb of southport in 2013, they’ve been building up a solid fan base with their concrete psych filled riffs and furious surf beats. So far they have four releases to their name, two EP’s and two split seven inches with another release in the pipeline.

Mope City

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Recorded by Luke Walsh.
Mixed by Luke Walsh.
Recorded at The Greenslopes Bowls Club, Brisbane, February 22nd, 2014.

Mope City formed in Marrickville in 2012. Mat Nev fronts the band half of the tim, he’s been involved in Day Ravies, Drown Under, and Snotty Babies. For the other half of the time Julia Wylie of Snotty Babies sings lead. Rounding out the classic power trio formation is sam Wilkinson of Day Ravies fame manning the skins. They have just released their debut LP ‘Petri Dish’ on Tenth Court Records with web publications Rolling Stone, Noisey, and Who The Hell all taking notice.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 28th February 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 152: The Leftovers; Lovecraft

The Leftovers

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Old Museum, Brisbane, December 4th 2015.

Making their mark all the way back in 1976 during the great Brisbane punk era, The Leftovers are cult heroes in the punk scene. Sticking true to the punk rock ethos, the leftovers were known for their raw, high energy DIY performances in self promoted hall shows that like most other bands at that time, attracted significant attention from the Queensland Police Service.

The Leftovers were invited to play during 4ZZZ’s 40th Birthday Celebrations, with Ed Wreckage reuniting the band with Graeme Hutchinson, John Downey and Ed’s son, Che Wreckage.

Lovecraft

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Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Dave Arens
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, December 13th 2015. 

Starting off in 2006, Lovecraft is comprised of a few veterans of the Brisbane music scene featuring members from lovs e blur, the black market, the sharks and the band from the first half of this show, The Leftovers. Their sound takes an influence from the dark swamplands of Deagon in north Brisbane where the band currently reside.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21st February 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 151: Horris; Feathers

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, December 26th 2015.

Horris have been kicking around the local scene since 2011, demonstrating their high energy performances that involve a heavy element of crowd participation. Their debut EP ‘You Can’t Do Anything And Life Will Disappoint You’ is a 7 song compilation of their ability to combine chaotic drums, buzzing guitars, and scratchy vocals to make a high energy record that is sure to get the heart beating.

Feathers
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Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Trainspotters, Brisbane, December 12th 2015. 

Starting off in 2006, this psychedelic witchgaze group have released a full length album through record label bon voyage, and accumulated a mountain of support slots for international bands like Best Coast, Earthless, and Vivian Girls. Their album ‘Hunters Moon’ was recorded over three hours in the now defunct Tribal Theatre, and their sound is a perfect balance of 60’s psychedelica and jangly 80’s pop.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 7th February 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 150: CLEVER; The Stress of Leisure

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Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Josh Watson
Recorded at The Haunt, Brisbane, July 4th 2015.

Starting off in October 2014, CLEVER have wasted no time taking their chaotic noise punk shows up and down the east coast playing in Nambour, Brisbane, Lismore, Newcastle, and Sydney as well as scoring a ton of support slots for local and international artists. If they keep things up at this pace, you can expect to hear a lot more of them.

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Recorded by Darragh Murray.
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Beetle Bar, Brisbane, 20th September 2013.

Formed in 2005 by vocalist and guitarist Ian Powne, and self described as ‘sub tropical post punk pop crossed with art school indie’ the stress of leisure has remained 100% independent and released a total of 5 albums all through their own record label over their mammoth career. Although the band members have not remained consistent, The Stress of Leisure continues to produce great songs with great choruses.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 29th January 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 149: El Gordo; Velociraptor

 

Velociraptor

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Recorded by Branko Cosic, Mixed by Reuben Aptroot.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 13th December 2015.

Formed in 2008 by local legends Jeremy Neale, and DZ Deathrays members Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley, Velociraptor began adding members for each letter in their name. Now their the music equivalent of The Avengers featuring 10-14 band members, including members of Running Gun Sound, Teen Sensations, and The Strange Attractors. After an EP, Mini Album, and Full Length Album, their only goal left to kick is to take over the world

EL GORDO

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Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 13th December 2015.

Hailing from Brisbane, El Gordo deliver a tight, zero-gimmick sound where minimalist, crunching and head-nodding riffs are layered with dissonant melodies, and executed with a focused, abrasively anti-mainstream aggression. Formed by ex-Helmet, and Handsome guitarist Peter Mengede, El Gordo are heavier than lead.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 22nd January 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.