EP 238: Gold Class & Kitchen’s Floor

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Photo: Robbie Atkin (GC) Ryan Topez (KF)

Gold Class

Recorded and mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Against The Grain Fest, Brisbane, 27th August 2017

Starting in Melbourne in 2014, Gold Class has had a rapid rise to where they are today. 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.

2017 saw them follow up with the release of Drum. Produced by The Drones Gareth Liddiard, their second album builds on the post-punk sounds established on Its You, with a new found forward momentum.

Kitchen’s Floor

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at the 4ZZZ Carpark, Brisbane, 26th August 2017

Kitchen’s Floor was formed in 2007 by Brisbane based musician Matt Kennedy. They play pop documenting the angst-ridden narratives of Brisbane suburbia. Amongst various EP’s, 7″ singles and live albums, the band have released 3 full length studio albums to date – Loneliness Is A Dirty Mattress (2009), Look Forward To Nothing (2011) and Battle Of Brisbane (2015). These recordings have been released through independent labels such as Siltbreeze, Bedroom Suck, R.I.P Society, Negative Guest List, Quemada, Easter Bilby, and Breakdance The Dawn.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 25th of February 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

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EP 234: Food Court; Siamese

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Photo: Ted’s Records (Sunscreen), Justin Edwards (SE)

Food Court

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Alehouse, 15th September 2017

The members of Sydney’s Food Court met at a party under the Glebe tram-tracks and started jamming 60’s garage blessed with some 90’s fuzz bosh. The band features Cristian Campano (ex-Betty Airs) on vocals/guitar, Lewis Mckeown (Pretend Eye) on bass/vocals, Dan De Santis on guitar and Nic Puertolas (ex-Salvagers) on drums.

2013 saw the release of their debut ep “Smile At Your Shoes” and a string of singles followed. They then followed up with 2014’s “Big Weak” and a full length entitled “Good Luck” which was released in 2017. The album was the final LP to be recorded by John Castle in his legendary Shed Studios – where Castle worked his magic on records from the likes of Megan Washington, You Am I and more recently Jack River.

Food Court bring energy, riffage and a killer live show drawing rave reviews from fans and critics alike, opening for acts including Courtney Barnett, Dune Rats, Northeast Party House, Beach Slang and Spring King.

Siamese

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Against The Grain Fest, Brisbane, 27th August 2017

Adelaide 4-piece Siamese have caused a stir nationally, through a strong commitment to chaotic, yet commanding live shows and the strength of their songwriting. With their debut singles ‘Computer Patient’, ‘Scatterbrain’ and ‘Slaughterhouse’, the band summons the spirit of alternative rock and shoe gaze, honing a unique, yet evocative sound, reminiscent of 90’s acts HUM, Failure and Unwound.

Siamese have supported the likes of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Pond and Flyying Colours, even touring nationally with fellow Adelaide band Horror My Friend. 2017 saw Siamese appear at nationally renowned festivals; Poison City Weekender Festival, A Day of Clarity, Swirl Fest and Against the Grain.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21th of January 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.

EP 233: Sunscreen; Soda Eaves

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Photo: Ted’s Records (Sunscreen), Justin Edwards (SE)

Sunscreen

Recorded and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Brightside Brisbane, 27th August 2017

Sunscreen is a band from Sydney’s Inner West. Fronted by Sarah Sykes (from Flowertruck) and Alexander McDonald, Sunscreen’s emotional guitar-pop draws inspiration from bands Mazzy Star and The Go-Betweens, delivering ultimate UV protection for the emotions and soul.

The band has supported promising acts including The Ocean Party, Rolling Blackouts C.F, DMA’s, RVG and Jade Imagine. As well as headline shows to support the launch of their debut EP, Just a Drop, a split between Dinosaur City Records and Spunk.

Soda Eaves

Recorded by Reuben Aptroot and mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 19th August 2017

Primarily the solo effort of Jake Core, Soda Eaves features contributions from a number of friends, including Jordan Ireland, Alec Marshall (Hot palms, Sui Zhen) and Oliver Mestitz (The Finks). They play distinctly Australian folk music, incorporating atmospheric blues, lucid dream pop and warped found sounds, releasing two LPs – 2013’s ‘Like Drapes Either Side’ & 2016’s ‘Murray, Darling’.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14th of January 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.