Episode 113: Giants Of Science; Dollar Bar

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Giants Of Science
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Prince Of Wales Hotel, Nundah, Brisbane on 17th of January, 2015.

If you wind your clock back to Brisbane circa 2000, the name Giants Of Science
was near inescapable. The four-piece blasted onto the Brisbane music scene with their noxious blend of stoner guitar overtones and fist pounding drums, they blew the minds of many punters who were perhaps unprepared for the show they were about to witness and made believers out of them. Sharing stages with the likes of Foo Fighters, MC5, Rollins Band, A Perfect Circle and Mudhoney, they became an institution and a benchmark for many bands to follow. Last year, the Giants released their first taste of new music in 9 years, with the EP titled, What’s Wrong With You And Why?, and you’ll be hearing some songs from that release in this set.

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Dollar Bar
Recorded by Josh Watson & Mino Peric.
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Electric Playground, Brisbane on the 4th of April, 2014.

Dollar Bar formed back in 1998 when Dale Peachey wanted to get a revolving band behind his Guided By Voices and Kurt Vonnegut inspired pop songs. That was the general idea until he got Patrick McCabe, Brendan Rosenstengel and Chris Yates involved, and they’ve stuck together ever since. Well, if you ignore the six years that they were on hiatus. The second coming of Dollar Bar has been very fruitful for the band; since getting back together they’ve released a compilation of old demos, a split cassette with Little Lovers, a sophomore album entitled Paddington Workers Club and now a third record which is just about to be released on Sonic Masala Records titled Hot Ones.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 13 March 2015.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

Episode 105: Dale Peachey; Greg Charles

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

Dale Peachey is a member of a few bands. He gets around. A couple of years ago his band Dollar Bar (who we featured back in episode 76) got back together and put out their first record in about 8 years. They’ve just finished recording a follow-up to that. He’s still playing Seaplane shows too. Nothing’s gonna stop Dale. When he plays with himself on stage though he enjoys straddling the line between music and comedy, like if Steve Coogan started a band with Robert Pollard. There aren’t many performances in pubs that start with the classic Snappy Tom jingle and end with a cover of ‘Its Not Easy Being Green’.

Buy/listen to Dollar Bar’s ‘Paddington Workers Club’ over at Bandcamp

Photo by Nathan Connolly.

Photo by Nathan Connolly.

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

Greg Charles has been a few things; he’s played abrasive noise in Blonde Cobra and 6Majik9; he’s made minimal sound collages under the name Charles Curse. But it was his song-writing that earned him the nod of the Grant McLennan Fellowship award in 2007. His music has a certain feel you’d attribute to 90s alternative acts like Sonic Youth, Red Red Meat or (closer to home) Midget, but, he writes like he’s penning devastatingly beautiful country songs. It’s gotta be that Toowoomba influence.

Greg Charles on Soundcloud.


Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 16 January 2015.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 76: Dollar Bar; Stag

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Dollar Bar
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Mino Peric.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Electric Playground, Apr 4 2014.

Dollar Bar formed back in 1998 when Dale Peachey wanted to get a revolving band behind his Guided By Voices and Kurt Vonnegut inspired pop songs. That was the general idea until he got Patrick McCabe, Brendan Rosenstengel and Chris Yates involved, and they’ve stuck together ever since. Well, if you ignore the six years that they were on hiatus. The second coming of Dollar Bar has been very fruitful for the band; since getting back together they’ve released a compilation of old demos, a split cassette with Little Lovers and a sophomore album entitled Paddington Workers Club. The album was released on Brisbane’s Mere Noise records and has lapped up plenty of acclaim over the last 6 months.

You can find out more about Dollar Bar at Mere Noise records stream or download their stuff at their Bandcamp page.

Watch their video for (You’re) Blind Baby.

Stag
Recorded by Joshua Watson.
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Feb 8 2012.

Stag were an all-girl sort of post-punk inspired band from around 2010 to 2012. They were only around for a short time but they left their mark all the same. Influenced by 80s pro-feminism art-bands like The Slits (except for their cover of I Heard It Through The Grapevine) and Crass, Stag flipped the bird to dude rock with a live show intensity that has hardly been matched by a great number of their male co-horts around the Brisbane music scene. In 2012 the band released a debut 7” thru Disembraining and broke up not long after. Drea lam and Sarah Byrne went on to form Screaming Match; Julia Norris left for greener pastures in Melbourne and currently plays in Stations; and Katie Martin is one half of the electronic duo Brainbeau.

For more info on Stag, check out their bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 27 June 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.