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.

Episode 122: Canyonero; Swaying Buildings

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Canyonero
Recorded & Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Car Park on the 18th of April, 2015.

Naming themselves after a fictional car that appears in The Simpsons,
Canyonero are a young 4-piece band that are starting to gain some steam in the Brisbane Indie Pop scene. Having been around for two years, they’ve released two EP’s, with one of them recorded by esteemed ARIA-award winning producer, Magoo. This particular recording was captured in the 4ZZZ Car Park as part of Youth Week celebrations held at the station, and shows off their talent for quick and tight melodies that got the entire area dancing.

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Swaying Buildings
Recorded by Darragh Murray
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Beetle Bar on the 20th of September, 2013.

Swaying Buildings hail from Brisbane and is the creative outlet for brothers Marco & Rocco Ilinic. Active for just over a decade, the band have self recorded, mixed, mastered and done artwork for two albums and two EP’s, the latest release being their Minimalist Rooms EP from November 2014. The particular set we are about to hear was recording in Brisbane in September 2013 and displays the immersive soundscape that the band create with ease.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 22 May 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 116: Love Of Diagrams; God Bows To Math

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Love Of Diagrams
Recorded & Mixed by Paul Maybury & Joe Fairburn.
Recorded at PBS FM Studios, Melbourne on the 3rd of February, 2015.

Forming in 2001, Love Of Diagrams started out as an instrumental band, releasing their debut album ‘The Target Is You’ in 2003 and then slowly bringing vocals into the fold with their follow up EP ‘We Got Communication’. 2007 saw them sign with massive independent label Matador Records and the worldwide release of ‘Mosaic’ their 2nd album to very kind critical reviews. There was a 6 year gap between their 3rd album ‘Nowhere Forever’ and their brand new album ‘Blast’, which came out last month on Bedroom Suck Records.

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God Bows To Math
Recorded & Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Waiting Room on the 27th of April, 2013.

Taking their name from a song on The Minutemen’s ‘Double Nickels On The Dime’, Auckland’s God Bows To Math are fairly regular visitors to Australian shores. Proudly DIY, the New Zealand trio have performed their unique noise adventures at over 200 performances during their six year career. Their self-titled debut hit the shelves in 2011 and they’ve just released their brand new record ‘Brighter Futures’ which they recorded with Nick Roughan, who’s name you’ll find on records by classic New Zealand artists such as Bailterspace, The Clean, Headless Chickens & Die! Die! Die!. This performance from The Waiting Room in Brisbane back in April 2013 shows every angle of this exciting – and noisy – rock band.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 3 April 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 74: Rainbow Chan; Buzz Kull

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Rainbow Chan

Recorded at Fbi Social, March 14 2013.

Rainbow Chan is an electro-pop solo artist from Sydney. Rainbow had a massive 2013 with her debut Ep ‘Long Vacation’ that was released by Silo Arts in July. It was well received, spawned a bunch of videos as well as remix by Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Impressive stuff that’s hard to top. Her latest single ‘Fruit’ just got the video treatment too (pssst it also appears on the 12” vinyl version of the Long Vacation EP).

Watch the video for fruit on The ‘Tube.

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Buzz Kull
Recorded by Harvey O’Sullivan and Thomas Hack.
Mixed by Harvey O’Sullivan.
Recorded at The Manning Bar, Aug 31 2013.

Buzz Kull is Marcel Whyler and Rebecca Liston, in 2013 they released their debut 7” single on Fabrika Records and on the B-side cover of Q Lazzarus’ ‘Goodbye Horses’. That may give you an idea of their ‘vibe’, dark electronic post punk. Not satisfied with just a slab of hot wax the duo also released an EP entitled ‘ Heat’ on bandcamp back in October. They’ve started off 2014 with a cover of New Order’s Blue Monday and surely more hazy smoke machine shows are right around the corner.

Check out Buzz Kull’s collected recorded output over at their bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 13 June 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.