Ep 284 – Best of 2019 Part 1


For this episode we are doing something a little different. As it has officially ticked over past the halfway mark of 2019 we thought we would have a retrospective and look back at some our favourite live tracks that we have featured this year.

Featuring highlights from Luca Brasi, Bad Bangers, Dumb Things, P-Unique, Requin, McKisko, turnpike, Harmony, Asha Jefferies, Start Together, June Low and CNT EVN.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 7 July, 2019

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Scott Mercer

Ep 274 – CNT EVN and Dumb Things

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Dumb Things – Daniel Sergiacomi
CNT EVN – Bec Harbour


Recorded by Lauren Holyoak.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, 1st March 2019.

CNT EVN are a relatively new band but their fresh sound and busy playing schedule has seen them become a formidable band about town, pulling crowds and fans along for the ride. CNT EVN released a debut EP called ‘Demo’ in September 2018 and with four tracks to it, it’s a damn enjoyable listen. They take their intensity to the stage and are comprised of Gemma Wyer on the Drums, Rita Braby hitting the Bass, Anthony Gray on the Guitar and fronted by Rae Hatch on Vocal and Keys.

CNT EVN really bring something different to the table and it’s super exciting to hear. It has classic punk sounding structures with energetic fast paced riffs, big thumping bass, crashing drums and howling vocals but there is also the added synth factor which makes CNT EVN carve their own path and sound. They are snagging numerous support slots, building from strength to strength and are even Facebook official as of February of 2019.

Enough of the talk and more of the walk, recorded live at the Black Bear Lodge on the 1st of March 2019.

Dumb Things

Recorded by Scott Mercer.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Foundry, Brisbane, 28th February 2019.

Dumb Things have been around for a couple of years and they produce some of the finest laid back indie rock that suits a balcony in Brisbane with the sun setting, cold drink in hand just before the aeroguard gets whipped out.

They have so far released one album called Dumb Things and it truly is an extremely enjoyable listen. It has those jangly guitar parts that immediately give you that sense of ease and they do such an effective job of writing a melody that buries into your subconscious that you end up singing their songs all week.

The group is comprised of Adam Vincent, James Southey, Madeleine Keinonen, Andrew Robinson and Patrick Hill.

This particular recording was at their LP launch after their record received a vinyl release via Bobo Integral.

Recorded live at The Foundry on the 28th of February 2019.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14th April, 2019.

Show host: Jack McDonnell

Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.

EP 243: Biscotti & Dumb Things

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Photo: Marcus Salvagno (B) Laura Marsh (DT)


Engineered by Owen McKern
Recorded at PBS FM Studio’s, Melbourne, 9th February 2018

Biscotti is Melbourne based producer and multi instrumentalist Carla Ori’s solo project. While also playing as a part of Empat Lima, Biscotti allows Ori to fashion evocative sounds which create otherworldly landscapes and guide the listener through different scenes.

Her first EP titled Make Me Feel Good was released independently in 2013 which lead Biscotti to perform nationally and internationally at music festivals such at Falls Festival, Wide Open Space and Mata Air Festival (Indonesia). Another EP, Alternator, followed in 2015 before the debut long player Like Heaven In The Movies in 2017.

Dumb Things

Recorded and mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Sonic Masala Festival, Brisbane, 19th August 2017

Brisbane hangover pop quintet Dumb Things released their debut self titled album in 2017, signing with French label Hidden Bay Records for its European release. Strong local radio support has seen the band play alongside other Brisbane  favourites Tape/Off, Baskervillain, Good Boy and Future Haunts.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 6th of May 2018.

Show production and engineering: Reuben Aptroot.