Episode 102: Superstar; Mark Zian

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Superstar
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

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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 61: Nana Vigilante; Curlew; Snotty Babies

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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

Curlew
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.

BONUS ROUND
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.