Episode 84: No Magic; Enderie Nuatal

No Magic

No Magic
Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. August 7th 2014.

No Magic is the latest project of Lewis O’Leary, the currently Brisbane-based songwriter and artist behind Old Growth Cola. He’s recently returned from living in Montreal for the last year, where he relocated following his previous band’s US tour. His new artistic outlet was established in Montreal and stemmed from his time experimenting with sound sculptures and other Arduino controlled devices. That isn’t to say that he’s forgone the pop-sensibility that has underpinned his past musical projects, if anything he’s really stepped up his game on those catchy melodies.

Listen to/purchase Old Growth Cola’s ‘Fossicking For Frogs’ on bandamp.
No Magic on Facebook.

Enderie Nuatal
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at The Haunt, Brisbane. July 4th 2014.

Enderie Nuatal is the solo techno project of Andrew McLellan, who also happens to be the brainchild behind the industrial-funk band Cured Pink. Andrew obviously has a diverse range of influences going on – Cured Pink draws inspiration from bands such as Cabaret Voltaire, SPK, Neubauten; the Enderie Nuatal moniker though is taking from early Prodigy, Aphex Twin and Monoton. In late 2013 he had his debut release on Canberra record label Moontown Tapes, it’s called ‘Sueno Yate’ and Google translate has told me it’s Spanish for ‘Dream Yacht’. Isn’t technology amazing?

Listen to/purchase a copy of Enderie Nuatal’s “Sueno Yate” on the Moontown Tapes Bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 22 August 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 61: Nana Vigilante; Curlew; Snotty Babies


Nana Vigilante
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at The Underdog, FEB 21 2014.

Nana Vigilante is the pairing of Lindsay Roser and Julian Saunders. They’re very BNE-centric – Lindsay raps of her fondness for the brown river city quite often. Julian’s production has reflections of 90s Aus hip-hop on some tracks while others have a more industrial noise influence. You can probably guess that they are indeed a hip-hop duo, something you don’t usually see in a Brisbane pub. OPERATION PUT BRISBANE ON THE MAP!

For more information on Nana Vigilante check out their Bandcamp page.

Photo by Callum Wheeler

Photo by Callum Wheeler

Recorded by Joshua Watson
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Feb 14 2014.

Curlew, a Brisbane based duo that are a bit reminiscent of Gareth Liddiard but some with post-rock undertones and a hint of Mum Smokes. Long songs are their thing, they played only a two-song set at The Waiting Room on February 14. Mark Zian and Callum Wheeler make up the duo. Is it anti-punk or completely punk? It’s hard to say. Mark sings of rats tails and childhood, it sounds a bit like therapy.

For more information on Curlew click here.

Snotty Babies
Recorded by Luke Walsh
Mixed by Luke Walsh.
Recorded at The Greenslopes Bowls Club, Feb 22 2014.

Two dynamic women front Snotty Babies while some fellas back it up. They’re penetrating and dynamic, like their close friends, Housewives. A new generation of Sydney punk has been fermenting over the last few years and it’s only getting more agitated and energetic. Members of the group are also involved with: Mope City, Housewives, Drown Under, Beef Jerk and Julia Why.

Thigh Master
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Andrew McLellan
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 14 March 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.