Ep 270 – Harmony

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Photos Branko Cosic

Harmony

Recorded by Kelly Schinkel
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Sonic Masala Fest, 18th August 2018

Harmony are a remarkable band that are equal parts beautiful and brutal. They encapsulate the whole range of human emotion, with blistering intensity of screeching guitars and roars with harmonies that soothe and romance you. They formed in 2009 and would release 3 albums and various singles including last year’s record ‘Double Negative’.  

The band features a stripped back collection of guitar, bass, drums and a vocal duality of Tom Lyngcoln’s intense vocals supported by 3 vocalists providing amazing harmonies. The songs are intense and full of emotion, balancing the beauty of the harmonies with the rawness of the musicality and Tom’s vocals. The six members are from all over the Melbourne scene featuring along with Lyngcoln, Alex Kastaniotis on drums, Jonathan Chapple on bass and the trio of Amanda Roff, Quinn Delany and Erica Dunn providing the angelic tones.  

This set demonstrates the beauty of what Harmony do, it was pure emotion with the ferocity of the music and howling with the soaring harmonies elevating to a near spiritual level. I can’t say enough about this band and this set so here it is, recorded live at Sonic Masala Festival on the 18th of August, 2018.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 3rd March, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 57: Blank Realm

by Justin Edwards

Blank Realm @ The Underdog, Feb 8 2014. Photo by Justin Edwards.

Blank Realm
Recorded by Joshua Watson and Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Dusty Anastassiou.
Recorded at The Underdog, Feb 8 2014.

Some are already calling 2014 ‘the year of Blank Realm’ and why not? They’ve received glowingly positive reviews for their new record, Grassed Inn, from the likes of Pitchfork; Mojo; The Wire and The Guardian.

The Brisbane quartet are taking their psychedelic slacker-rock worldwide and all good plans have to start somewhere so they started last week at The Underdog in Brisbane. The live recording team were there for an album launch full of drunken revelry, a celebration of all things realm. The crowd were dancing all around the racket, at one point one lucky punter found themselves clinging to the lighting rig for dear life.

Supports on the night were local garage-pop brats Thigh Master, frown-rockers Sewers, Sydney’s electro/experimental heroine Lucy Cliché and living-room rave band Four Door.

Blank Realm – Fire Records.

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

Photo by Justin Edwards. Check out his photos from the night on Collapse Board and more of his work at This Is Not A Photo Opportunity.