Ep 192: The Highlights of 2016 – Part 1

The Highlights of 2016 – Part 1

2016

 

Part 1 of our 2016 Highlights special includes Kitchen’s Floor, Horris, Gentle Ben And His Sensitive Side, Velociraptor, The Leftovers, WAAX, DEAD, Amaringo, Ben Salter, Mexico City and Custard

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 25th of December, 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Ep 191: The Highlights Of 2016 – Part 1

The Highlights of 2016 – Part 1

2016

Part 1 of our 2016 Highlights special includes Kitchen’s Floor, Horris, Gentle Ben And His Sensitive Side, Velociraptor, The Leftovers, WAAX, DEAD, Amaringo, Ben Salter, Mexico City and Custard

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 25th of December, 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 181: Grieg; Eat Laser Scumbag!

Grieg

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane 10th of June 2016.

Featuring members from almost every prominent Brisbane punk band through the 2000’s, Grieg features Alex Gillies; member of No Anchor and A Savage God on drums, Tamara Dawn from Hits and Gazoonga Attack on Bass, John Mercer from Undead Apes and Dick Nasty on guitar, and Lance Sinclair on vocals. Together they bring big noise, big riffs, and a heaviness that could only be achieved by a band comprised of this many stellar Brisbane artists. They have released one album so far, titled ‘Retaliate First’, and is available digitally or on vinyl through their Bandcamp page.

Eat Laser Scumbag!

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Photo by Branko Cosic

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

Kicking it around Brisbane since the early 2000’s, Eat Laser Scumbag! released their first EP in 2005 and have been sparingly playing their brand of punk rock all over the place since. Like most Brisbane bands, Eat Laser Scumbag! is made up of members who all play in another band. In this case, the two guitarists Ashley Timms and Nathan Gygar play in Nova Scotia, bassist Adam Scott plays in Undead Apes (who we have previously featured in Episode 178), and finally Xavier Poropat on drums from Eyes Ninety (who we also previously featured in Episode 180). Their latest EP ‘Chakras Aligned’ was released in September 2014 and is available online through their Bandcamp. This set you are about to hear is their first show on Australian soil in four years.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 16th of October 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

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.

EP 179: Luke Daniel Peacock; Jonathan Boulet

Luke Daniel Peacock

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at the HOME Showcase at BIGSOUND Festival, Brisbane , 7th September 2016.

Kicking off his career on keys and guitar in the critically-acclaimed Brisbane group Halfway, Luke Daniel Peacock has since become a prolific songwriter in his own right. In 2014, he was the driving creative force for the groundbreaking project, The Painted Ladies, a group that revived the lost songs of Vic Simms in an album titled ‘The Painted Ladies Play Selections From The Loner’. This collaboration was produced by Rusty Hopkinson from You Am I and featured The Medics, Paul Kelly, Ed Kuepper (The Saints/The Laughing Clowns), Ian Haug (The Church/Powderfinger), John Willsteed (The Go-Betweens), Phil Noy & Eugene Ball (The Bamboos), Bunna Lawrie (Coloured Stone) and many more. In February 2016, he released his first solo album titled ‘We’ve Come A Long Way Darling’ to much praise, including a Queensland Music Award for his song ‘Fruits Of Our Labour’, as well as receiving the prestigious Billy Thorpe Scholarship Award in 2016. His work sounds like a modern day Australian version of Bruce Springsteen, and he’s well on his way to becoming a legendary artist in his own right.

 

Jonathan Boulet

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Photo by Kerrie Geier

Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 6th November 2015.

Coming from Sydney, Jonathan Boulet released his self titled debut solo album in 2009 through Modular Recordings. His debut record was written, recorded, played and produced by himself in his small garage studio. The album was released to much praise and earned him a spot on the Splendour In The Grass lineup in 2010. His second album ‘We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart’ was released in 2012 which further solidified his ability to write catchy, high energy indie pop. After playing a string of international shows and showcases at SXSW, Jonathan took a year off in Berlin to work on new music. What emerged in 2014 was a radically different beast from his previous work. Now signed to Popfrenzy Records, his latest album Gubba is nothing but rock n roll with big drums, face melting guitars, and heavy thumping bass lines.    

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 25th September 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 178: Edith Thomas Furey; Undead Apes

Edith Thomas Furey

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Recorded & mixed by Reuben Aptroot.

Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane, 4th March 2016. 

Coming from Brisbane, this one man band is the brain product of Joel Glazebrook. Using an elaborate setup of synths, drum machines, guitars, and loop pedals both in the studio and for live performances, Edith Thomas Furey create catchy new wave post punk with an 80’s feel, with some heavier kind of elements taken straight from the 90’s industrial scene. Since august he has released three singles, with mention of an EP due in the future.

Undead Apes

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Club Greenslopes as part of Sonic Masala Fest, 13th August 2016.

 

Undead Apes are the all star team of punk rock bands from Brisbane in the early 2000’s. They feature Simon Graydon from Sekiden, John Mercer from Greig, and Dick Nasty, Adam Scott from Eat Laser Scumbag!, and Renae Elise from Gazoonga Attack. Their live shows are a complete rarity with their bassist Adam living overseas, but they have still found time to write and record three albums over their lifespan, which have all been released on Brisbane label mere noise records. Their latest album ‘Landfill’ was released on the 14th of June 2016 and features lyrical themes such as astrophysics, recreational use of embalming fluid, tofu, communist brainwashing of youth via rock’n’roll, and affairs of the heart. This set was captured at their only live show of 2016.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18th September 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 177: Babaganouj; The Goon Sax

Babaganouj

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Recorded by Tim Roberts
Mixed by Tim Roberts
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 20th of March 2015.

Starting in 2011, Babaganouj have become an absolute songwriting powerhouse in the last 5 years releasing too many singles and EP’s to name, as well as touring the east coast more times than we can keep track of. Their garage pop sound is always dripping with the glowing sunbeams you can expect from a Brisbane band, but what makes them unique is songwriting and vocal duties are shared equally between the three members Harriette Pilbeam, Ruby McGregor, and Charles Sale. They’ve even taken the extra step in this direction by recording three separate EP’s for release this year, with each one written solely by one member. And although they may share the songwriting duties, their songs are always catchy, upbeat, and there to keep the good times rolling.

The Goon Sax

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, 25th of June 2016.

Like their name would probably indicate, The Goon Sax are a teenage trio who write songs bout being an awkward adolescent, while still being that awkward adolescent. Their songs cover everything from home haircuts, ice cream, and not being able to work at target. Put simply they have found a way to turn the mundane pieces of growing up in suburbia and write catchy, jangly indie pop songs about it.  Their debut album ‘Up to Anything’ has seen them tour nationally and internationally, and even scored great reviews from international tastemaker publications Pitchfork and NME.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 11th September 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 175: Walken; SEIMS

Walken

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Bursting out of Brisbane’s growing punk scene in 2014, Walken have wasted no time releasing music and playing shows. So far they have released three singles, two eps, toured the east coast, and supported some of Australia’s biggest names such as The Bennies, Tired Lion, and Brisbane’s own Screamfeeder. Sounding somewhere between 90’s Blink 182, and the heaviness of early offspring albums, Walken produce hard hitting alternative rock with textures of the sunshine they were written in.

SEIMS

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Brightside, 4th of March 2016.

Created by Sydney based multi instrumentalist Simeon Bartholomew, SEIMS was originally a one-man studio project when he released the debut self titled album in 2012. The album was written, performed, recorded, and produced by himself, and after its release he received multiple requests for live performances of his bedroom symphonies. After recruiting members to fill the spots of trumpet/synth, guitar, and drums, while Simeon himself welded the bass and additional synths, SEIMS has been mesmerising audiences up and down the east coast. Their latest album II was released on the 7th of August 2015 and was created with the live experience in mind and delivers wall to wall noise, constant time signature changes, and a listening experience you don’t want to stop listening to.

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

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.

 

EP 167: DEAD; MoE

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 15th April 2016.

DEAD are a brutal punk two piece from Melbourne that stick very true to the DIY ethos. Since their birth in 2010 they’ve toured south east Asia, USA, New Zealand, and Australia extensively, they do all their own artwork, create all their own merchandise, and even went the extra step and created their own label ‘We Empty Rooms’ to release their music. Consisting of just drums and bass, their sound is made up of heavier than lead distorted bass lines over the top of explosive drumming with in your face gruff shouts that creates a ruthless all out assault on the eardrums. They’ve released three full length albums, as well as a number of split EP’s all of which are available through their own label ‘We Empty Rooms’.

MoE
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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, 15th April 2016. 

Coming from the very far north of the world, MoE are three piece that are more of an experimental noise punk group. Their songs can be soft minimal slow jams that build up into a chaotic concoction of sound, or hard hitting brutality from the get go with solid drumming, offbeat sharp guitar jabs and howling vocals that screech over the top. MoE were recently in Australia touring with the previous band from this episode DEAD, for the release of their second album ‘Oslo Janus’ which was released on October 1st 2015. Also as a cool bonus,  In anticipation of their adventures down under, MoE also released a split EP with DEAD through their ‘We Empty Rooms’ label. Unfortunately during their tour, their drummer Håvard Skaset had to return home for personal reasons, but luckily DEAD drummer Jem was there to lend a hand and fill in part of the rhythm duties for this set.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 19th June 2016.

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.