EP 155: Terrible Truths; Taipan Tiger Girls

Terrible Truths

Recorded by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mixed by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mastered by Paul Maybury
Recorded at PBS Fm Studios, Melbourne, 3rd February 2016. 

Beginning in 2010 in South Australia, Terrible Truths are a female fronted post-punk trio who have been kicking goals in the Australian music scene for the last five years. In 2015 They released their debut self titled album through indie label Bedroom Suck Records and now call Melbourne their hometown. Their single ‘False Hope’ released through a compilation album celebrating 5 years of Bedroom Suck Records even gained them a fairly high praise from prestigious tastemakers at Pitchfork.

Taipan Tiger Girls

Recorded by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mixed by Alicia Saye and Paul Maybury
Mastered by Paul Maybury

Recorded at PBS Fm Studios, Melbourne, 3rd February 2016. 

Shaking louder than a rattlesnake, Taipan Tiger Girls are a three piece instrumental experimental noise group comprised of members from Max Q, Whirlywirld, Other Places, and Mystic Eyes. Their songs are explosive, volcanic, unpredictable and endlessly exhilarating. In July 2015 they released their debut album 1 on It Records.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 13th March 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 102: Superstar; Mark Zian


Recorded by Josh Watson.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane. 19th October 2014.

Superstar is the duo of Keiran Hegarty and Esther Edquist, who have been playing under the name since 2007. After a string of tapes they released their debut record, A Toast To…, in 2013 on Bedroom Suck Records and it’s been one of the quieter hits on that label. In 2015 they’ll release their keenly anticipated second LP, Table For Tow which if this performance is anything to go by will sound even more luxurious than their first offering.

Buy/listen to ‘A Toast To… Superstar’ over at Bandcamp


Mark Zian
Recorded by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Mixed by Ben Fitzpatrick.
Recorded at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane. 20th November 2014.

You may know of him from one of his several monikers such as: I am Not A Nihilist, Scruples and Curlew. He was also the bassist for Brisbane band Knee Chin. Mark’s distinctive humour and his often pessimistic outlook on the mundane rat race of everyday life runs throughout his work, injecting his songs with a distinct personality. Curlew, his duo with sound and film artist Callum Wheeler, released their first album ‘Animal Urges’ in mid-November.

Buy/Listen to Curlew’s ‘Animal Urges’ over here.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 26 December 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 99: Martyr Privates


Martyr Privates
Recorded by Michael Whitney.
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at HappyFest 2014, Brisbane. 22nd August 2014.

Martyr Privates began holed up in an inner-Brisbane storage shed around the same time as Queensland had its worst floods in 37 years. Their name is also a tip of the hate to one of Brisbane’s oldest hospitals. Recently they’ve been getting more notice outside their small town bubble, thanks to their excellent debut LP on Bedroom Suck records. The album has been praised for its wall of noise style production and tough yet simple approach to a-tonal rock.

Buy martyr Privates’ debut self-titled record over at BedroomSuckRecords.com

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 5 December 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 71: Ela Stiles; Tight Slip


Ela Stiles
Recorded by Josh Watson & Mino Peric.
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Brightside, Apr 4 2014.

You might know Ela Stiles from some of the bands she’s played in over the last couple of years: Songs and Bushwalking. It was that band Songs which she began with Max Doyle that saw he focus shift from modelling to music. With Karl Scullin (Kes Band, Mum Smokes) and Nisa Venerosa (Fabulous Diamonds) there is Bushwalking, a psych three-piece that she originally formed to work on her solo songs. It turned out to be more of a band than a solo project and they released their second LP ‘ No Enter’ in September last year. Now it’s 2014, it’s time for something new and completely different. Ela’s debut record boasts a completely acapella B-side, which takes a lot of guts.

For more information on Ela Stiles and to buy her debut LP, head over to Bedroom Suck Records.

Tight Slip
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Aug 24 2012.

Tight Slip were a band active in the Brisbane underground rock scene around 2011-2013. They spun-off from another group called ‘Loose Grip’ a band which consists of the members of Tight Slip plus one Sam McCabe. Both groups were the brain-child of Kieren Lavering and while Loose Grip had a 7” on Bedroom Suck Record, Tight Slip regrettably have nothing to show for their short run bar a few live recordings on vimeo. There’s still time for this power pop powerhouse to make a comeback. Maybe this will motivate them.

To listen to Loose Grip’s Cereal 7″ head over to the Bedroom Suck bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 16 May 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 58: Circular Keys; Lucy Cliché

Circular Keys.

Circular Keys
Recorded by Joshua Watson.
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at The Brisbane Powerhouse, Sep 14 2013.

Circular Keys are an electronic duo from the big smoke, Melbourne. Their enormous live-presence comes from the 6-string axe; Dennis Santiago shows you how much you can accomplish with an aluminium guitar and a table of pedals. While he’s preoccupied with laying down the law of audio-land, singer Phillipa O’Shea isn’t stuck in the background corner with the equal parts massive and angelic vocal chords. Room 40 invited them up to Brisbane to support Mark McGuire for the annual sound and media festival, Open Frame.

Bedroom Suck Records their debut 7″ single, Eurogrand, in July last year.

Circular Keys – Official.

by Justin Edwards

Lucy Cliché @ The Underdog, Feb 8 2014. Photo by Justin Edwards.

Lucy Cliché
Recorded by Joshua Watson and Andrew Mclellan
Mixed by Josh Watson.
Recorded at The Underdog, 8 Feb 2014.

Lucy Cliché is Sydney’s Geneva Jacuzzi or Nite Jewel or Maria Minerva; an electronic artist flitting between the worlds of experimentalism and bedroom-pop. Her diverse catalogue includes the noise-rock band Naked on the Vague, Half High her ambient-noise project with partner Matthew Hopkins and the celebration of weird that is Knitted Abyss with Holy Balm’s Anna John. October 2013 saw an independent release for her debut solo album, Picture Yourself, a collection of songs as melancholic as they are beautiful. Blank Realm invited her up for their record launch to play a few of those picturesque pop songs.

Listen to ‘Lucy Cliché – Picture Yourself’!

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 21 February 2014.
Show production and engineering: Joshua Watson.

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.